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Exercise and Sports After Prostate Surgery

Posted on the 10 April 2014 by Health_news

After effects of prostate surgery

Prostate surgery usually requires lesser amount of recovery time compared to any other cancer related surgeries. However it is vital and important that a person continues to exercise in some way or the other even after a prostate surgery. We do not recommend starting immediately after the surgery. However a fit person should be able to indulge in mild exercises 2 weeks after the prostate removal. Typically it takes 6 to 8 weeks of time for a man to return to his pre-surgery health after prostate removal.  Mild sport activities can be a great way of exercising in the initial days of recovery. Also sports take away the boring routine of exercise and make it an interesting option of exercise.

Here are some top exercises that will keep you healthy through the recovery period


Swimming is a very good activity as it improves appetite, exercises the entire body and also replenishes your energy levels. 30 to 45 minutes of swimming for 3 days in a week offers several benefits for recovering patients. However ensure that the wounds of surgery have completely healed before you start. Also talk to your doctor before you start a swimming regime.

  • It improves appetite
  • Increases blood flow to vital organs
  • Controls weight gain


Playing golf is not only a classic and interesting game but is also a classic form of exercise. People who play golf need to walk quite some distances. Moreover golf is always played in scenic places and is an outdoor activity essentially. Nature, sunlight and long walks have great healing powers than any other form of health gain. Also it is not a strenuous activity which depletes your energy.

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Keeps you healthy in body and mind
  • You breathe a lot of fresh air


Squash is an easy game and one can play on their own terms. You can make this game as strenuous as possible or as peaceful as you want at the same time. It can be a great way to divert your mind off the disease and speed up the recovery process by keeping you active. For a person recovering from cancer surgery it is important that they are occupied by mind and body for sometime in a day.

  • Keeps you busy
  • Improves concentration power
  • Improves appetite

Table tennis

Table tennis does not require a lot of running as you will be playing in a limited space. However it is a fast paced and entertaining game. You are also required to stand on your feet throughout the game. Standing for 45 minutes in a day will help to improve the blood supply to reproductive organs. Blood supply to the scrotum will help in faster recovery.

  • Keeps you active and peppy
  • It is interesting
  • Increases focus levels

You may like different sports however after a surgery these are some sports that can be a great recreational activity for you. However always take the opinion of the doctor before you start playing.

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