Did you know that while over 32,000 men die every year from prostate cancer that there are currently over 2 million prostate cancer survivors in the U.S.? What appears to be the single common theme among those survivors?
Recent research indicates that exercise can dramatically reduce prostate cancer deaths. 90 minutes of vigorous physical activity from running, cycling, swimming, etc. has been found to reduce prostate cancer deaths by 61%.
So why don’t more men exercise? Many find it’s an all or nothing proposition. If you can’t get 90 minutes of vigorous exercise a week in, then don’t even bother. The challenge is, while a lot of exercise is great, a little exercise is better than nothing. The research also indicates men who simply walked at a normal or brisk pace for 90 minutes per week had a 46% lower risk of dying from prostate cancer.
What are you waiting for? Grab the bike, lace up the running shoes or dive into that pool and help your odds of surviving prostate cancer pretty dramatically.
You can also help the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project reach more people by donating your used car, truck or RV.