As each new year begins, people flood gyms all over the country, resolving to lose weight and start a diet plan on the quest for better health. But by February, many of these people are back to their old habits, leaving the gyms and running trails to the regulars. If that has happened to you, your Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez urges you not to give up – your prostate health might just depend on it!
Exercise is one of the best ways to protect and improve your prostate and sexual health. This year, why not commit to having a lifestyle that will not only help you lose weight but also enhance your sex life?
Prostate Cancer: Regular exercise is essential for lowering your risk for prostate cancer. If you’ve already been diagnosed with the disease, regular and vigorous exercise is connected to a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer.
Enlarged Prostate: According to your Miami urologist, more than 50 percent of the men over the age of 60 have problems connected to an enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Consistent exercise is one of the best ways to shrink your prostate. And studies indicate that the more active a man is, the lower his risk for BPH and prostate problems.
Pelvic Pain/Prostatitis: Weight loss is one of the best treatments for managing chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. This inflammatory disorder can affect men of any age, resulting in severe pain, sexual health problems and urinary problems. It is very difficult to treat with conservative methods, but exercise and weight loss can help men manage their symptoms.
Hormones and Testosterone: Getting rid of excess body fat is one way to help elevate your testosterone level, which will help you sustain your weight loss, give you more energy, and improve your libido.
Tips For Staying Fit: If you have trouble staying motivated, your Miami urologist suggests working out with a partner or friend. Having someone who keeps you accountable can keep you on track. Change up your routine for better results and to prevent boredom.
Diet and Health: Stay away from quick weight-loss diets like high-protein diets. They aren’t good for your prostate health and can be dangerous. Instead, make long-lasting dietary changes that can have long-term results and that are easier to follow.
Once you commit to improving your prostate health through diet and exercise, you are likely to notice the other health benefits that will keep you motivated to stay on track. When you lose weight, you will feel better all over. If your urinary symptoms improve or your pelvic pain decreases, let those positive changes motivate you to stay on the path to good health.
Questions or concerns? Call the office of Miami urologist Dr. George Suarez today to schedule a confidential consultation.