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Regular Exercise May Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man’s odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests. The American Cancer Society study included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were diagnosed between 1992 and 2011 with localized prostate......

Exercise may ease sleep for overweight men with insomnia

Overweight men with chronic insomnia fall asleep more easily and quickly after a six-month aerobic exercise program, according to a new study in Finland. Insomnia affects between 40 and 80 percent of overweight and obese men, said Serge Brand of the Center for Affective, Stress......

Exercise programs may lower the risk of serious falls for older men

Older men who do moderate exercise several times per week may experience fewer injuries and hospitalizations from falls, a new study suggests. For men and women combined, the exercise program did not significantly reduce fall injuries, but in men it was associated with reduced risks......

Does Exercise Help Keep Our Brains Young?

Physical fitness may be critical for maintaining a relatively youthful and nimble brain as we age, according to a new study of brain activation patterns in older people. For most of us, our bodies begin to lose flexibility and efficiency as we enter our 40s.......

Football strengthens the bones of men with prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. But one hour’s football training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of the treatment, according to University of Copenhagen scientists. Football training is not......

Do men need to exercise harder than women to prevent stroke?

Emerging evidence suggests physical activity is a good means of preventing a stroke. In the event that someone who regularly exercises does have a stroke, they are likely to have a less severe stroke and better outcomes in the early and later stages of rehabilitation.......

20 fitness tips for older men

Research shows that extra kilos mean a shorter life for men. It’s time to start turning back the clock and here are some tips! 1. First measure your waist. It should be no bigger than half your height, according to research by City University London.......

Vigorous Exercise May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent. While......

Regular Exercise May Aid Flu Vaccine in Older Men

Regular exercise over a long term may increase the effectiveness of annual flu vaccinations in older men, suggests a study in the journal Age. Men who were consistently active for up to two decades or longer had significantly greater seroprotection, or antibody levels capable of......

When is the best time of day to exercise?

So you enjoy your exercise, but are not sure if you should move early in the morning or after work? The general agreement among experts is try to fit exercise in the morning as it can give you a boost for the rest of the......

Fact. Derek Was Rubbish At Sport.

Derek Bickerstaffe is one of the poster boys of the Real Men Move campaign. Unlike most school boys he hated sport but that never stopped him from being active. Read his story: When I was at school I was no good at sports, I just......