"Non-vigorous walking for three hours per week seems to improve the fatigue, depression and body weight issues that affect many men post-treatment," said Siobhan Phillips, lead author from the Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

"If you walk even more briskly, for only 90 minutes a week, you could also see similar benefits in these areas," he added.Phillips used data from the health professionals follow-up Study.

"Those who are able to walk should be encouraged to start an easy walking routine or engage in other non-vigorous activities soon after a prostate cancer diagnosis," Phillips noted.The benefits could help manage symptoms such as fatigue, depression and body weight - and improve overall health.Walking may also potentially increase survival and impact their quality of life by preventing the onset of those other conditions.The paper was published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice.

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