While cancer is obviously one of the biggest concerns related to prostate health, conditions such as prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are also common. However, positive lifestyle choices and decisions can improve the odds against developing cancer and other noncancerous conditions of the prostate gland.

"It's a pretty consistent finding that physical activity is good for reducing the risk of prostate cancer and that it improves recovery from prostate cancer treatment, along with all the long-term outcomes," said Kevin McVary, M.D., a urology professor at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

An active lifestyle can help ease symptoms resulting from inflammation or prostate-related pelvic pain. Exercise in the right capacities can be preventive and beneficial to recovery processes in ways that are specific to the prostate, and contribute to general health.