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Exercise Yourself to a Healthier Prostate and Greater Longevity!

In the latest issue of Journal of Clinical Oncology, the conclusion is very clear that ‘exercise is a must to improve prostate health and outcomes’. Unlike most research on how exercise can help prevent problems, this study looked at men already diagnosed with prostate cancer. What they found is totally amazing and validating to the fact that even simple exercise is a must for everyone. Over the years I have seen studies showing that exercise can help protect the prostate and that men that have sedentary jobs have increased risk of prostate cancer, but this takes the importance of getting up and moving, to a whole new level.

So, what is the big deal? Well, it is said 1 in 5 men will have prostate cancer during their life. That is even a greater prevalence than breast cancer risk that currently indicates that 1 in 8 women will be directly impacted.

This new study involved 2,705 men diagnosed with prostate cancer. What they found is that both non-vigorous and vigorous activity were associated with significantly lower overall mortality. But what does it really take according to the researchers to see the desired benefits…? Well that is the amazing thing, those who walked at least 90 minutes per week at a normal to very brisk pace had a 46% lower risk of all-cause mortality compared with shorter durations at an easy walking pace. Furthermore men who invested in their health at least 3 hours per week of vigorous activity had a 49% lower risk of all-cause mortality. Men with greater than 3 hours per week of vigorous activity had a 61% lower risk of prostate death.

Bottomline:
A body in motion is more likely to stay alive, and a body at rest is at RISK! A simple 30-minutes a day (on average) helps keep a lean body mass, minimizes the risk of type 2 diabetes, supports natural immune health and now as the research shows, may just help control a very real and scary health concern. For the men reading this blog, please take this message to heart and get up out of that chair and invest in your health. You will feel better, all you have to do is start out slow and keep in motion. And for the women reading these study findings, it is time to encourage the men in your life to get out of the recliner and take charge of their health.

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