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The Importance of Exercise

We can't stress enough how important exercise is to your prostate health.

Exercise and Your Prostate

The discovery about poor circulation being the primary cause of prostate problems highlights just how important exercise is. Exercise elevates your heart rate and keeps your circulatory system functioning correctly. If your circulatory system is able to keep blood flowing away from the testosterone producing testes then you will reduce your chances of having prostate problems.

In “Physical Activity and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia,” researchers found an inverse correlation between the amount of physical activity and the incidence of BPH. Men who were more physically active were less likely to suffer from BPH. Even low to moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking regularly at a moderate pace. An additional three hours a week was associated with an extra 10% reduction in risk of getting BPH.

It was found that those with sedentary lifestyles were at higher risk for BPH. A follow-up study by Italian Researchers examined occupational and recreational activity levels of 1,369 men with BPH and 1,451 men without it. The men whose jobs involved strenuous physical activity, such as farmers and construction workers, were 30% to 40% less likely to develop BPH than men with sedentary jobs. They also found that men who engaged in five or more hours of exercise a week were 30% to 50% less likely to develop BPH than men who exercised less than two hours a week.

Men who had the highest levels of both occupational and recreational physical activity were 60% less likely to develop the condition. Again, we cannot emphasize the importance of exercise for the prevention of BPH. For those that already have BPH, it can only help with your symptoms.


Dal Maso L, Zucchetto A, Tavani A, et al. Lifetime Occupational and Recreational Physical Activity and Risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. International Journal of Cancer 2006;118:2632–35. PMID: 16380994.

Platz EA, Kawachi I, Rimm EB, et al. Physical Activity and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Archives of Internal Medicine 1998;158:2349–56. PMID: 9827786.

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