Why Exercise?

Physical activity plays a crucial role in cancer prevention and management, significantly contributing to the prevention of chronic disease and to the improvement of quality of life and overall wellbeing. Importantly, exercise is strongly associated with a reduced risk of premature death, providing a protective effect against many health issues while also preventing or reversing adverse outcomes associated with most chronic diseases, including Prostate Cancer. Physical activity and regular exercise is therefore strongly recommended as part of cancer treatment and recovery.

Current exercise recommendations encourage cancer patients to be as physically active as their abilities and condition allow. Specifically, some exercise is demonstrably better than no exercise, therefore any effort to increase activity levels will be beneficial and should be attempted. Importantly, recent evidence shows that exercise does not interfere with completion rates or clinical responses to cancer treatment and is therefore very safe and effective.

Key benefits to you include:

  • Increased heart and lung health
  • Increased muscle and bone strength
  • Increased balance and physical function
  • Improved sexual health
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved body composition
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Reduced anxiety and depression

For more information on the benefits of exercise for cancer patients, click here.

Now it’s time to get active and get started!