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.
Cancer Recovery Benefits
- Reduce cancer related fatigue 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.