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

Jen Govostis - Fountain of Youth

Fluid Results – Fountain of Youth

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With only four training weeks left to go, I added Jennifer’s H2Go program to the end of each Athletics class in hopes of improving my endurance. The many hours in the pool were not in vain. I finished the Marine Corps Marathon in 3:42, which was not only a PR for me (by 22 minutes!), but also a Boston Marathon Qualifying time. As shocking as it may seem to runners (including myself), this was accomplished with only one land run per week!

Active Recovery with Deep Water Running

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If only athletes could push themselves to the limit every time they worked out. Imagine the limitless potential if there was no harmful effect of stressing the body and no time for recovery was needed to be ready for the next workout. No doubt the two hour marathon would be broken by now. Hard training…

Unique Benefits of Deep Water Running with the Fluid Running® Method—Part I

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by Sinead St. John Thornton Fluid Running® Health & Fitness Editor, Certified Fluid Running® Instructor, RRCA-Certified Running Coach Virtually Anyone Can Sprint. That’s right. Sprint. Remember going at top speed? The exhilaration, the satisfaction at going all out? When was the last time you felt that and didn’t worry about falling, pulling a muscle, or…

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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