A healthy lifestyle for prostate health
Did you know that your lifestyle can affect prostate health? Even if you have prostate cancer, you can improve your chances of beating this disease with a healthy diet and exercise. In this section, we talk about the importance of nutrition and physical activity, and how it can impact prostate health.
Differences in diet and lifestyle may account for the variability of prostate cancer rates in different countries. Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, slow progression of the disease and prevent aggressive disease.
Read our guidelines for a healthy diet for good prostate health and guidelines for a healthy diet while in treatment for prostate cancer. These tips, however, should never be used as a replacement for treatment.
Exercise and daily physical activity are essential to maintaining prostate health and are even beneficial if you have prostate cancer.
Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, as well as maintain muscle mass and bone strength. It can also help you better cope with the side effects of prostate cancer treatment. Learn more about how even light to moderate activities can improve prostate health.