Exercise plays an important role in the treatment and recovery from prostate cancer.

Exercise plays an important role in the treatment and recovery from prostate cancer.

September is prostate cancer awareness month, to highlight how it is currently the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men. With Club Active’s member demographic being predominantly over 50, we wanted to highlight how an exercise physiologist can help anyone affected by prostate cancer by assisting with treatment side-effects and pelvic muscle strengthening.

Factors that increase the risk of developing prostate cancer

Prostate cancer statistics

The benefit of exercise for prostate cancer

How can our Accredited Exercise Physiologists help?

Physical activity and regular exercise can be protective factors for cancer. For overall health, try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Club Active Exercise Physiologists can help anyone affected by prostate cancer. An initial assessment will discuss your health and well-being. From this assessment, an individualised program specific to your health needs is designed. And may include reducing the side effects of treatment.

There is also evidence that men who are physically active after a prostate cancer diagnosis have a reduced risk of developing other chronic diseases and better overall survival rates. 

If you would like to learn more about working with an Exercise Physiologist, please contact our friendly team today.

Club Active prostate cancer awareness talk

The talk will discuss the inclusion of exercise alongside treatment, and a group fitness class to demonstrate focusing on the body’s strength. This free talk is being held at Club Active Burleigh from 10am on Saturday 26 September 2020. RSVP as numbers are limited.

Open to members and non-members. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness around an important health issue for men and create a social environment too.

To book your spot please contact Club Active Burleigh on (07) 5551 6728.

Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), Cancer Council, American Cancer Society.