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

Secret Weapon: Deep Water Running

Stronger After Injury with Deep Water Running

560 315 Pam Devitt

When Fluid Running founder, Jennifer Conroyd found out she had torn a calf muscle 6 weeks before the Chicago Marathon and wouldn’t be able to run, she didn’t accept that.  She turned to the internet like many before her, and discovered deep water running. It wasn’t easy to do though. She found a coach that…

Incorporate Fluid Running for Land Performance Improvement

560 315 Jennifer Conroyd

Most runners believe that more miles are better, but running on land results in a ground force impact of 2-3 times your body weight.  So a 150-pound runner will strike the ground with 300-450 pounds of force.   Deep water running, when done correctly provides all of the benefits of running on land and more.  The…

Fluid Results – Triathlete and Lymphedema Warrior

560 315 Pam Devitt

Fluid Running has become a popular form of cross training for many triathletes, and is even more often used when they are recovering from an injury. On Instagram, we would follow triathletes that got an injury, and let them know about the benefits of Fluid Running H2Go. We found Jeff Davis when he posted a…

Fluid Recovery – Lymphedema Won’t Stop Virginia

560 315 Pam Devitt

Too many people are unaware of what Lymphedema is, and how it impacts people’s lives. We at Fluid Running were guilty of that also until we saw a post from virginias_voyage on Instagram.  She had seen Fluid Running and thought it might help her when she had a “Lymphedema flare” so she got our H2Go…

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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