Physical Exercise Benefits Prostate Health …. WOW, that’s new!

Exercising regularly is one of the best ways to take care of your prostate gland.

 Researchers have not been idle and there is a mounting number of research works that depicts physical exercise as one of the key factors in helping the body ward off the threat of prostatic ailments as enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and malignancy (Prostate Cancer) as well as male potency problems (ED).

What is the connection between physical exercise and Prostate Health?

By now, we have all knew about the great value of regular physical exercise in maintaining good health. Literally, innumerable number of studies conducted over more than half a century demonstrate that regular exercise reduces the risk of developing some deadly problems, including heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. It also curbs the toll of chronic ailments as Diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and arthritis.

Elderly man warming up for run

What may come as a surprise is that medical professionals have been lately advocating the direct positive impact of exercise of prostate health in particular. Among their various implications is the suspicion that Belly fat is linked to a bigger risk of various malignancies, among which is prostate cancer. Exercise combined with a healthy diet can help you thwart that risk. Moreover, Exercise has been revealed to be a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants fight off and combat the harmful free radicals in the body. Free radicals have been linked to increase probability of formation of cancer cells, including prostate cancer.

Recent studies found that men with physically demanding jobs were less likely to develop prostatic enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH), than men with desk jobs. Men who found time for 5 + hours of exercise / week (just < an hour a day), whether job-related or for fun, were 30% – 50% less likely to develop prostatic enlargement than those who exercised fewer than 2 hours a week.

What Type of and How Much Exercise for Prostate Health?

So how much exercise should we do if we are concerned about prostate health? What activities can we do? Do we have to take up jogging? Must we spend hours huffing and puffing on a treadmill at a gym to keep our prostate healthy?

In general, physical exercise that is good for the heart is good also for prostate health. Collectively speaking, 30 minutes of an aerobic exercise, like swimming, jogging, or biking, for 5 days per week would be ideal. These exercises will help your body shed off extra-weight, burn calories, improve your blood circulation and build stamina.

Even low to moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking regularly at a reasonable pace, delivers big benefits. In fact, walking has been hailed as an almost perfect exercise because people of all ages and fitness levels can do it. Walking is also safe for nearly everyone. It doesn’t jar joints or raise the heart rate to a level that would be dangerous, even for someone who is not in good shape.

Article by:

Dr. Ashraf Kamel
Medical Director – GMC
Urology Surgery Specialist

Book an appointment

Related Services

Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery

The main difference between laparoscopic surgery and open surgery is the size of the incision made during the procedure. Open...

Urinary Tract Malignancy

Urinary tract malignancy, also known as urologic cancer, is a type of cancer that develops in the urinary system....

Urinary Tract Obstruction

Urinary tract obstruction causes by a variety of factors that impede the normal flow of urine....

Reconstructive Urological Surgery

Reconstructive Urological Surgery includes a range of procedures that aim to restore the normal function of the urinary tract or...

Radical Prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy is a complex surgery that requires a skilled and experienced surgeon to perform it successfully....

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (APRP)

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (APRP) has been investigated as a treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men with various...

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer happens when the cells in the prostate gland begin to grow and divide uncontrollably, leading to the development...

Premature Ejaculation

Dealing with premature ejaculation can be an annoying and distressing condition for many men, causing them to wonder why they can...

Related Posts

Laparoscopic Surgery – Is It Suitable For You?

Laparoscopic surgery (also called minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery) is surgery performed ...

What is a urethral stricture?

What is a urethral stricture and how would I know if I have one?...

Scrotal Pain or Testicular Pain, What Should You Do?

Testicular or scrotal pain is a common medical complaint, but it’s one of the most poorly understood of urologic complaints....

What Causes of Pelvic Pain and How to Manage it

If you experience sharp or burning pain in the area between your lower body and belly button, then you are...

Low Testosterone and Men’s Health – What is the role of testosterone in men’s health?

Testosterone is the most important sex hormone that men have....

6 Ways to Cut Your UTI Infection Risk

If you’re a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection, or UTI, is high...

Trusted in Google Reviews

Hear What Our Customers Have to Say - Testimonials

 Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to providing them with the best possible care and service.

"Dr. Ashraf Kamel is one of the best uerologist. His knowledge, expertise and approach is amazing. His confidence really helps u get moving and give u the hope that u want. Thank you so much Dr. Ashraf and German Medical Center."
Aakash Gupta


Based on 128 Google Reviews

Ready to prioritize your health?

Fill out our easy online form to book an appointment with German Medical Center. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with personalized care and guidance every step of the way. Don't wait, take charge of your well-being and schedule your appointment now!