Exercise & Prostate Cancer
Physical activity is very important for maintaining or even improving your physical and psychological health. You should try to do some physical activity most days, if not every day. Exercise is a planned, structured type of physical activity. It can address specific health issues and prevent other chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure as well as other cancers. There is extensive evidence that targeted exercise is very beneficial and safe for men with prostate cancer. In fact, current Australian recommendations are that all men should perform some exercise each week, no matter the stage of their prostate cancer or whether they are undergoing difficult treatments. Exercise is now recognised as a medicine because it is a powerful way to improve your health before, during, and after the primary treatments for prostate cancer.
To access the PCFA "Understanding health and wellbeing resource" click here to download.
PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer.inc
PROST! Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that provides professionally guided exercise training and support to men during Prostate Cancer treatment, to optimise preparation and recovery. PROST! particularly focuses on pelvic floor muscle training to assist continence and erectile function recovery, within every exercise session, in addition, whole-body resistance and cardiovascular training, Pilates & Yoga. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) has recently joined forces with PROST! inc to further expand this program in 2021, so look out for it more broadly, across Australia and internationally.
To access the PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Website click here: http://prost.com.au/
This USB resource has complete program any man can do at home and includes full video examples and an instruction manual with a range of options for independent use. It is safe, research-based, and offers exercises for those with or without gym equipment, including free bodyweight options, cardio and resistance exercise, pelvic floor muscle training, and Yoga/stretching options.
This USB resource aims to provide the Clinician with an evidence-based program, instruction manual, operations manual and the PROST! team to enable the exercise program to be set up in ANY practice or gymnasium facility. All aspects of the program are evidence-based and fuse pelvic floor muscle training and functional applications to clinical presentations in patients. No other payments are required and clinicians can deliver PROST! program with full use of logo and branding in any capacity they see fit to enhance practice.
Support Group Leaders
This USB resource has been produced to assist Support Group Leaders have the skills and option to establish a PROST! program without the need for clinical experience. This could be conducted in a small group setting, or be part of a community program that is already in existence, with a complete package to enable easy set-up and implementation. The PROST! Exercise program, exercise manual & procedures manual are included.
*Disclaimer. PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer is a third-party resource.