An integrative approach to prostate health with healthy lifestyle habits that you can sustain over time can help you maintain proper prostate and urinary tract function. The morning is a great time to start habits that can set the tone for the day. It also makes it easier to integrate new changes and stick with them to get your prostate health off to a good start.
1. Drink Water
Start every morning with a full glass of water to replace the water you lose during sleep. It is not uncommon to think that limiting water intake can help reduce frequent urination, but staying hydrated is important for healthy circulation and proper nutrient distribution to your prostate. Hydration also helps maintain a healthy urine concentration, which helps support urinary tract health.
Gently waking your body from sleep with stretching is a great way to increase blood flow, and with specific movements, you can support prostate health by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel and affect sexual function.
By strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and reducing pelvic tension, exercises can help support bladder control, making it easier to urinate and maintain a normal urination schedule. A morning stretch routine can include Kegel exercises, which are easiest to do lying down at first, and yoga poses such as the Cobbler Pose and Bow Pose.
3. Get Moving
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to prostate health. After your stretches, your body is warmed up and ready to go. There are fewer distractions in the morning, making it the ideal time to get up and get moving. Additionally, people can burn up to 20% more body fat when exercise is done in a fasted state, promoting a healthy weight that can support prostate function.
You only need 30 minutes of exercise a day for prostate and whole-body health. So, add on additional yoga poses to your morning stretch routine or grab 30 minutes of
aerobic exercise from walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming, to help maintain healthy hormone balance and prostate growth.
4. Drink Green Tea
Everyone likes a caffeine boost in the morning, and both tea and coffee contain bioactive compounds that help support prostate health. While coffee does offer higher amounts of caffeine, . These powerful compounds can help reduce the overproduction of prostate cells associated with normal aging. In addition to this, these powerful compounds can help reduce the occasional oxidative stress that too much caffeine is associated with.
5. Eat a Nutrient-Rich Breakfast
Diet is an important lifestyle factor that influences prostate health, so your breakfast choices matter. A morning smoothie is an easy way to get essential nutrients that support optimal prostate health. Pomegranate is one of the best fruits for prostate health, and our recipe below would be a great way to start a healthy-prostate day.
2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
8 ounces pomegranate juice
1 cut, frozen banana
½ cup sliced frozen strawberries
It is important to avoid foods high in sugars, cholesterol, and processed flour. If you are not a fan of smoothies, you can also get plenty of essential nutrients from avocado toast, which contains plant sterols that support healthy prostate cell function, or a vegetable omelet, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
A holistic approach to prostate health can help reduce the typical symptoms associated with age-related changes and promote prostate and urinary tract health. In addition to these 5 morning habits, give your prostate a little extra support with the naturally-sourced ingredients found in ProstateMD®.
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Your best prostate health starts with a good morning. These prostate-healthy habits, along with the added support of 1MD Nutrition’s ProstateMD®, can help you establish a morning routine that gets your prostate and overall health off to a good start for the day and every day.
Dr. Daniel Brison
Dr. Daniel Brison is a board certified urologist who completed medical school at the State University of New York, and residency at the prestigious Endourology fellowship program at UCLA.