Fluid Running for Cancer Recovery

When you’re recovering from the effects of cancer, the idea of exercise may be the furthest thing from your mind, but the reality is that it might just be one of things you really need.  Easing into exercise with a water-based workout has many additional benefits that will aid in your recovery also.  In a study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, women with early stage breast cancer that participated in a deep water exercise program showed a greatly reduced fatigue score immediately after the workout, and also at the 6 month follow-up.  With Fluid Running, you get all the benefits that come along with aqua therapy, along with our instructional and motivating workouts to make sure you maximize your time and effort in the pool.

My joints and muscles do not ache after Fluid Running like they do after land running. Virginia – Cancer “Cervivor”

Cancer Recovery Benefits

  • Reduce cancer related fatigure while increasing strength in breast cancer survivors – source
  • Exercise can help prevent some cancers including breast cancer and colon cancer –source
  • Improve body composition and endurance in breast cancer survivors with mastectomy – source
  • Get a full body workout including arms, legs and all core stabilizer muscles
  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Improve general health and quality of life in breast cancer survivors – source

Lymphadema Prevention and Maintenance

While it’s not very well know, Lymphedema affects an estimated 15% of all cancer survivors, and up to 30% of all those treated for breast cancer.  There is estimated to be over 250 million people worldwide that have Lymphedema. [source]  The Lymphedema community has taken a special interest in Fluid Running due to the benefits they receive from hydrostatic pressure in the deep water, along with a number of other benefits.  Learn more about the benefits of Fluid Running for those with Lymphedema, and read some of the stories from those that use it.

Supporting Articles

Stretching and Fluid Running

Stretching in the water

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BENEFITS OF STRETCHING Stretching doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Taking the time to stretch is essential.  And it’s especially important now.  Months of quarantine, sitting at makeshift desks (aka our kitchen tables) or in Zoom calls for hours at a time can cause lower back discomfort and body stiffness.  Unfortunately, many of us have…

Exercising with Knee Pain

Exercise with Knee Pain

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Types of knee pain There are different types of knee pain, and it’s essential to try to distinguish between them.  You will generally know if you have torn a ligament or an ACL or caused structural damage to your knee.  In those cases, the pain cannot be ignored and is an important signal for your…

10-10-10 The Start of the Fluid Running Revolution

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Special Anniversary Offer (through October)10% Off System with code: 101010off$10 Off one workout with code: 10years10off Tearing her calf muscle might have been one of the best things that happened to Jennifer Conroyd. She certainly didn’t believe it then, but ten years later, her story is worth sharing. It’s a story that began as a…

Breast Cancer and Water Exercise

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Clinical research supports the benefit of water exercise for breast cancer survivors.  Remaining active after breast cancer surgery can improve your emotions and your recovery.  Exercise and activity are an essential part of our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.  We know that exercise is medicine, but research suggests this is especially true for breast cancer…

Recommended Workouts

  • Fluid Running 10K $20.00 [62 min] [Run] [Endurance] We motivate and challenge you to run from start to finish with a few hills to tackle, short pick-ups, mile marker-shout outs and water stops to make you feel like you just completed a 10K race.
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  • $20.00 [55 min] [Run] [Sprints] This is a runner-focused workout with TRACK SETS as the meat of this workout.  Mile run, 800's (two times around the track), 400s (one time around the track) and 200s (half a lap).
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