For men, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. The good news is there are ways you can help reduce risk risk. Harvard University researchers have found that men who exercise regularly are less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who are more sedentary. 

According to the American Cancer Society, a majority of the men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over the age of 65. So for men who plan to stay healthy far into their golden years, there is still plenty of time to help prevent prostate cancer.

For men with office jobs who spend most of their days behind a desk finding time to exercise at least 30 minutes a day can be quite challenging. The best way to combat this it to find a number of small ways throughout the day to be active. This activity does need to be intense sweat breaking activity, it could be a few simple things to increase your movement such as:

  • Standing up every 30 minutes to walk around the office or throughout the office space.
  • Walk to meet with co-workers as opposed to emailing or calling from office to office.
  • Step out for lunch or even volunteer to pick up lunch for others, this way you are out of the office and walking about.
  • Take a brief afternoon break and walk for 10 minutes.
  • Walk from the train or bus stations rather than taking a cab or public transportation....weather permitting of course!
  • Use a step counter or walking app for to track you daily steps.
  • Help around the office with supplies especially heavier items like paper.

These steps are not only good for helping prevent prostate cancer but good for your overall health.

Vitamin D - 600 to 800 (IUs) daily may also help lower the risk of different forms of prostate cancer.

Peter Burke 2/10/15