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

Nutrition and Fluid Running

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What to eat. Every time you think you know the answer…. the answer changes, from high fat to low fat, from high carbs, to Keto to intermittent fasting!  The Mystery of Nutrition As confusing as it is, nutrition absolutely plays a role in our health, the way we feel, and how well we perform and…

Why We Need to Hydrate

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Feeling tired? A little moody? Doing this one simple thing could be the difference-maker.

All About the Tether

All About the Tether

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We get a lot of questions about the tether for Fluid Running. How to use it, whether to use it and why to use it. These are all really good questions and ones we want to answer. This also applies if you are doing aqua jogging, or deep water running. How to Use the Tether…

Understanding Hydrostatic Pressure

Understanding Hydrostatic Pressure

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Hydrostatic pressure defined “Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure exerted by a fluid at rest due to the force of gravity. It’s the pressure you feel when you dive to the bottom of a swimming pool. Hydrostatic is a word used to refer to a fluid that is not in motion. So, hydrostatic pressure means the…

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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