Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer that affects men in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, 1 in 8 men can expect to receive a prostate cancer diagnosis over the course of their lives. This translates to more than 268,000 diagnoses each year. And while you can never completely eliminate your risk of developing cancer, there are lifestyle factors you can manage to help reduce it.
Even in the event that you do receive a diagnosis, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular exercise, can help improve your outcomes. No, you don't have to become a marathon runner or a gym rat to enjoy the benefits. Here's what you need to know about the interaction between exercise and prostate cancer.