×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: prostate cancer | exercise

Don't Take Prostate Cancer Lying Down: 3 Exercises to Work It Out

By    |   Thursday, 24 March 2016 06:36 PM EDT

Regular physical activity is important for overall health, but for men who have prostate cancer, working out with these three exercises is especially important.

According to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, men who get regular exercise have a slightly lower risk for developing initial prostate cancer. After a prostate cancer diagnosis, patients who maintain a routine of vigorous activity just three hours each week have a much better survival rate.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation summarized the results
of an interesting study showing that men who engage in brisk walking have healthier looking and more normally shaped blood vessels in their prostate cancer tumors. When these tumors have smaller vessels with irregular shapes, the risk of death is higher.

ALERT: Prostate Size Can Greatly Affect Quality of Life and Sleep. What Size Is Yours? See This Photo.

Dr. Lorelei Mucci, an author on the study said, “…but this study documents the benefits exercise can confer to a prostate tumor, which may make that tumor less of a threat to the man’s life.”

While any physical activity is positive during prostate cancer, the following three exercises are especially recommended:

1. Kegel exercises

Kegels strengthen the pelvic floor to improve the urinary and sexual side effects of prostate cancer treatment, said Zero, a nonprofit prostate cancer advocacy group.

To do kegels, engage the pelvic muscles as if you were trying to stop the flow of urine. Try holding the contraction for about five seconds and do twenty repetitions at first. With practice, Kegels can be done anywhere and without anyone noticing you are doing them.

SPECIAL: The One Thing You Should Do for Your Prostate Every Morning

2. Weight training


Weight training helps to strengthen the bones, said Zero. The androgen deprivation treatment common with prostate cancer can lead to weak bones and osteoporosis, so weight training is important for warding off this condition.

3. Walking

Walking improves the symptoms common with prostate cancer treatment such as weight gain, fatigue, and low mood. Zero recommended walking at an easy pace for three hours per week or a brisk pace for 90 minutes for best results.

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance said that exercise need not be vigorous to be beneficial. In general, more exercise is better than less, and activity can come from structure exercise or through enjoyable sports and hobbies like dancing, cycling, and gardening.

EDITOR'S NOTE: How One Household Plant Has Been Shown to Improve Prostate Function

© 2023 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


FastFeatures
Regular physical activity is important for overall health, but for men who have prostate cancer, working out with these three exercises is especially important.
prostate cancer, exercise
408
2016-36-24
Thursday, 24 March 2016 06:36 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved