Hydration Blog

5 Tips For Staying Motivated Indoors

As we head into winter months, many athletes across the country are faced with less than ideal conditions for running and cycling outdoors. Colder temperatures, icy roads and shorter/darker days are a few of the reasons why athletes use the winter months to retreat to indoor training. While the treadmill and trainer are often met with a bit of dread and resistance, we’ve collected a number of ways to keep motivation high and workouts interesting as the miles shift indoors this winter.

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Nuun-Approved Treadmill Workouts

We totally understand, the “DREADmill” can definitely bottom out the list of workouts that you’re looking forward to this week. To keep things interesting and exciting, here are three workouts to add to your rotation!

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Running on Veggies Recovery Smoothie

Guest blog by ​Running on Veggies

​Recovery starts from the second you walk in the door after your run or workout. Smoothies are a great way to boost your recovery because they get nutrients into your body quickly and even on-the-go. Often we find ourselves running directly from a workout to work, meetings, and carpools. And this means recovery becomes an afterthought, if at all. I am all about making things easy and simple so that this doesn't have to happen. No need to over complicate nutrition. It can be as simple as this smoothie!

It's no secret - I'm a big Nuun fan! I spend a lot of time at high altitudes and getting in extra hydration is a constant effort. I find that if I'm not hydrated enough my muscles cramp and I feel lethargic and tired. Adding Nuun to water or a smoothie like I did here is a great way to get extra hydration in. And lest you think that with winter on the horizon you won't need extra hydration, trust me - you are losing more water than you think, even if you are hardly sweating. Nuun recently came out with a new product with vitamins. If you are anything like me and are always forgetting to take your supplements, this is a great way to get all the essentials in. The new vitamin tablets include vitamin E, C, A, calcium, magnesium and much more.

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12 Reasons To Try Cross This Winter

Guest Blog by Chris Huller from ​Cycleboredom

Here in the States and northern hemisphere, we're at the halfway point in our cyclocross season. But that doesn't mean you can't jump in and join the fun. There are plenty of races to go throughout the months of November and December. Here are some reasons why you should register for your first cyclocross/cross/cx race right now!

1. It's ridiculously fun, despite what our faces are saying.

I've never had so much fun putting myself through some of the most intense, self-inflicted pain I've experienced. Yes, it's an incredibly strenuous physical activity, but one that's especially rewarding the moment you cross the line.

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Chef Vishal: Stuffed Peppers

We all want to eat better, but let's face it: sometimes our busy schedule gets in the way. The good news: this stuffed pepper is super easy to make, and you can substitute another protein for the ground turkey. The filling provides a great ‘burrito bowl’ base for lunch during the work week!

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​Osmolality: What is it, and why does it matter?

​Osmolality is the measurement of how concentrated a solution is, for example: your sports drink! Every liquid has a certain osmolality measurement, even our blood.

So, what’s floating around in our liquids that give some higher or lower osmolarity than others? The answer is: solute particles...which are way less scary than they sound. Examples could be: sodium, carbohydrates, potassium or chloride. In fact, these are the exact solute particles that make up the osmolality of Nuun products!

Why does all of this matter?

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How To Apply To Be a Nuun Ambassador

​We’ve received some fantastic questions from you regarding the Nuun Ambassador Program! Below you’ll find many of those questions answered. So have a look and let us know if you have additional questions in the comments!

When can I apply to join the Nuun Ambassador Program?
Where will I be able to find the Nuun Ambassador Program application?
Do I have to be a professional athlete to apply for the ambassador program?
and more!

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Nuuntini Testing: ​Blackberry Ginger Nuun Toddy

October is one of our favorite seasons here at Nuun. Aside from the crisp air and vibrant foliage that make for ideal outdoor workouts, ‘tis the season for steamy cocktails to be enjoyed fireside!

Hot toddies top our list of warm cocktails served in oversized mugs. The Blackberry Ginger Nuun Toddy is the best way to enjoy this classic cocktail with a fruity hydration twist!

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Nuun Science for Kids!

We're sharing some of our favorite science experiments from elementary school, but with a Nuun twist. Whether you homeschool your children or are just looking for a little Saturday fun, here's yet another reason to raid your Nuun stash. The experiments below are fun for the whole family: short and sweet, and an excellent way to spark a kid's curiosity. Added bonus: everything you'll need can be found in your kitchen cupboard.

1. Paint With Nuun
2. Nuun "Lava" Lamp
3. Bubbles and Balloons
4. Hot vs. Cold
5. Crushed vs. Broken

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Chef Vishal: Curried “Rice”

When I was growing up, a staple in most meals was shok, which essentially is blend of seeds and spices tempered with various vegetables. The end product is a wonderful side dish you can eat with rice, or any type of Indian bread.

“Riced’ cauliflower makes creating classic Indian shoks very easy. If you haven’t combined cauliflower with curry, then you’re missing out. The mint-yogurt help balance the heat coming from the spices to create a truly incredible dish.

BONUS! Sore or achy muscles? This recipe contains turmeric and ginger which are rich in anti-inflammatories to help alleviate sore and achy muscles.

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