Evidence shows even small amounts of exercise can benefit men with prostate cancer.
As little as 15 minutes of physical activity a day can substantially cut death rates in men with prostate cancer, new research hints. “We saw benefits at very attainable levels of activity,” lead investigator Dr. Stacey A. Kenfield of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, noted in a statement from the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference underway in Houston. She added in an email to Reuters Health, “We recommend that men with prostate cancer do some type of physical activity for their overall health, even if it is a small amount, such as 15 minutes of activity per day of walking, jogging, biking, or mild gardening. Vigorous activity may be especially beneficial for prostate cancer, as well as overall health. – From ABC