This Exercise Helpful for Prostate Cancer Survivors

By , Category : Cancer

Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed*** and may vary from person to person***.

Resistance training is healthy, especially for men recovering from prostate cancerResearchers at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada have found that prostate cancer survivors can improve their health by doing a little regular exercise. In fact, they strongly recommend resistance exercise.

Resistance exercise, or strength training, involves pushing, squeezing, bending, or stretching something to create an opposing force. Resistance exercises improve the strength of muscles, and doing them can also trigger other health improvements.

For the study, a combined research team from the University of Guelph, the Princess Margaret Hospital, and York University examined the effects of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in prostate cancer survivors. ADT causes side effects that are known to affect the quality of life, but resistance exercise can help offset many of the side effects of ADT.

The research team randomly assigned 66 prostate cancer survivors receiving ADT to six months of home-based aerobic or resistance training. Psychosocial well-being and physical fitness were measured at baseline, three, and six months, and again six months after the intervention.

The researchers found that the resistance exercise-training group demonstrated clinically significant improvements in health-related quality of life.

Sources for Today’s Articles:
This Exercise Helpful for Prostate Cancer Survivors
Santa Mina, D., et al., “A Randomized Trial of Aerobic versus Resistance Exercise in Prostate Cancer Survivors,” J Aging Phys Act. December 10, 2012.




WANT MORE HEALTH NEWS & UPDATES?
Sign up for the latest health news, tips and special product offers with our daily Free e-Letters, the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin and the Health eTalk with the Bel Marra Doctors.

Opt-in by entering your e-mail address below and clicking submit. Your e-mail will never be shared, sold or rented to anyone for promotional or advertising purposes, and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Yes, I’m opting in for the FREE Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin and
Health eTalk with the Bel Marra Doctors:

Dr. Richard Foxx, MD

About the Author, Browse Richard's Articles

Richard M. Foxx, MD has decades of medical experience with a comprehensive background in endocrinology, aesthetic and laser medicine, gynecology, and sports medicine. He has extensive experience with professional athletes, including several Olympic competitors. Dr. Foxx practices aesthetic and laser medicine, integrative medicine, and anti-aging medicine. He is the founder and Medical Director of the Medical and Skin Spa located in Indian Wells, California, at the Hyatt Regency Resort. Dr. Foxx is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners... Read Full Bio »