Friday, 12 July 2019
Hormone therapy changes the patient’s body composition and metabolism. The Exercise Medicine Research Institute's research has shown that appropriate exercise medicine can actually reduce or even reverse these changes. No pharmaceutical drugs currently can reduce these changes, only exercise medicine.
The Institute's research has also shown there are different modes of exercise that have vastly different effects for the patient. Impact therapy is the only way to prevent bone loss for men on hormone therapy. Aerobic exercise is critical for improving heart and lung function. And then we have strength training, which is the correct medicine if the goal is to increase muscle size and improve physical function.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia's video on the Institute's research on exercise and prostate cancer can be viewed here.