As if going through cancer treatment isn’t enough, it’s been found that quality of life deteriorates for prostate cancer patients as they are more prone to developing urinary and bowel problems, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, fatigue and depression. But new research has found that walking could be the secret formula to boosting their well-being. The study by Northwestern University, which consisted of 51,000 early prostate cancer survivors in the U.S., found that three hours of “casual” walking each week, or walking at a faster pace for 90 minutes, reduced fatigue, depression and kept off weight gain. While the results aren’t too much of a surprise to us, considering the countless studies that tout the benefits of exercise, the study is an important one nevertheless. As the study’s lead researcher notes, the results are especially encouraging for cancer survivors to know that they don’t have to run a marathon in order to start feeling and seeing improvements.
Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors
October 25, 2016