I take 15 minute walks two to three times a week. Its actually part of my work but i can vary the time and when i go. If i am really hurting prior i will use some arnica spray and stretch first.
At lunch time i typically lay on the hard floor and have three flat ice packs that i move around and use deep breathing for twenty minutes. I finish with a minute with one ice pack on my face. -this is the only time i use ice.
at night i take a hot epsom salt bath with lavender and arnica. i do forward bends in the bath tub and stretch the hamstrings.
Then in bed i do full body stretch and a progressive relaxation meditation and sometimes i follow it with a guided imagery.
on the weekends we try to get to at least one park to walk and visit with nature.View Thread
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.