Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic launches free exercise program for men
diagnosed with prostate cancer
HALIFAX, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic is proud
to announce the launch of PSA Fitness (Power, Strength & Agility), a free nine week exercise program for men who have been diagnosed with
prostate cancer. PSA Fitness, resistance training and yoga, is an important patient-centered therapy
for prostate cancer survivors in Halifax.
"It's our time to take control of our own health," says Peter Mallette,
Director, Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region. "PSA Fitness connects prostate cancer survivors in Halifax and seeks to enhance their
overall quality of life throughout treatment and recovery."
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men.
During his lifetime, one in seven men will be diagnosed with the
disease. Prostate cancer is over 90 per cent curable if detected and
treated in its earliest stages.
PSA Fitness offers nine weeks of exercise focused on resistance training and yoga;
these exercises can benefit prostate cancer survivors by increasing
muscular fitness and functional performance, reducing fatigue and blood
pressure, and increasing overall quality of life.
In addition to promoting personal health, PSA Fitness provides a place for men facing prostate cancer to connect and receive
support. The program will accommodate men who have received a prostate cancer diagnosis and
are currently awaiting treatment, on treatment, or have recently
PSA Fitness in Halifax is a pilot project for Prostate Cancer Canada. This pilot is
part of a new Support Services Program which will expand throughout
Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic
5121 Sackville St. Suite 101, Halifax, NS
Classes start January 9. Twice weekly, Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:00
PSA Fitness is made possible through community health partnerships.
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada is the only national foundation dedicated to the
elimination of this disease through research, education and awareness.
Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs
related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of the
afflicted and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and
cure of prostate cancer. For more information and to learn about
testing and treatment, visit prostatecancer.ca
SOURCE Prostate Cancer Canada
For further information:
Rebecca von Goetz
Executive Vice President
Prostate Cancer Canada
(416) 441 - 2131, Ext. 258