Physical Activity

Being active before, during, and after treatment is important for your health. Your overall health and where you are in your cancer journey will determine the recommended amount and type of physical activity that's right for you. Talk with your healthcare team about physical activity throughout your cancer journey.

Regular physical activity is shown to have a number of health benefits, including:
  • Improving cardiovascular health
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving muscle strength
  • Reducing fatigue and improving energy levels
For more information on physical activity explore the tabs of the left and these Expert Angle Webinars:
 

Exercise and Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Prevention, Preservation and Restoration with Scott Adams

April 28, 2015

Scott Adams presents “Exercise and Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Prevention, Preservation and Restoration”. This webinar covers common anti-cancer therapies used to treat prostate cancer are associated with harmful and unintended side effects and increasing evidence suggests that exercise may be effective in preventing, controlling and reversing many of these risks and complications.
 

Physical Activity for Men with Prostate Cancer with Dr. Daniel Santa Mina

April 15, 2014

During this webinar, you'll learn about research on the benefits of physical activity for men with prostate cancer, what types of physical activity are recommended for men with prostate cancer, and key considerations for men with prostate cancer who want to exercise.

 

Physical Activity for Prostate Cancer: Translating Evidence into Practice with Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed

November 4, 2014

In this Expert Angle, Dr. Culos-Reed will discuss how physical activity improves the quality of life and survivorship for men with prostate cancer.  In particular, Dr. Culos-Reed will discuss the practicalities of engaging in regular exercise, including barriers and facilitators to physical activity, as well as ongoing research and programming on exercise and prostate cancer. 




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