A recent study performed by researchers at the University of California and the Harvard School of Public Health shows a possible benefit of regular brisk walks for reducing prostate cancer progression.? The study examined nearly 1500 men who were diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer and found serious benefits for those who participated in sessions of brisk walking.
Researchers found that men who walked at a rate of three miles per hour for a minimum of three hours per week reduced their risk of needing a second round of treatment by nearly 60%. Unfortunately for men who enjoy a more leisurely stroll, the benefit for prostate cancer was only evident in those that walked at increased rates of speed.
Participation in regular vigorous exercise like brisk walks can have a host of benefits for overall health.? Regular exercise can improve cardio vascular fitness, help reduce bodyweight and reduce the risk of obesity related health conditions.
Make sure to consult with your health care provider before beginning any new fitness routine.? Your health care provider will be able to advise you on the safest and most effective types of exercise for someone of your fitness level and for achieving the specific health goals that you have in mind.