Challenging Prostate Cancer - Nutrition, Exercise and You. From the Prostate Centre.
Download the Prostate Cancer Nutrition and Exercise Guide published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Regular physical activity and exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle and may play an important role in the prevention of the onset and recurrence of prostate cancer.
Recent research has identified a sedentary lifestyle as a modifiable risk factor for prostate cancer. Health Canada recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days of the week. Changing routines to include walking and taking the stairs can help you achieve this. Participate in recreational activities such as golf or tennis. Choose activities that include friends and family to make the experience more enjoyable and long-lasting. Your body will thank you!
Studies taking place at the Princess Margaret are investigating the effects of exercise on prostate cancer treatment outcomes. So far, these studies show promising results for improving quality of life and reducing treatment side effects in men undergoing treatment.
It can be easier than you think to incorporate balanced nutrition and exercise into your daily routine. It is important to recognize that implementing an exercise routine doesn't mean spending additional time you don't have. The hardest part is making the decision to change.
To learn more about the health benefits of balanced nutrition and exercise, and the steps you can take to achieve it, you can refer to the Nutrition and Exercise Guide published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This book provides an overview of the molecular basis for the health impacts of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and how to take the appropriate steps to implement these changes. You can also download the Prostate Centre's publication "Challenging Prostate Cancer - Nutrition, Exercise and You" for suggested exercises and routines to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.