By: Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist
Nutrition and hydration can play a major role in how our bodies can recovery after a tough workout. I’ve spent the most time researching recovery nutrition, over any other facets of sports nutrition because I truly believe it’s the most important.
Why? Because how we recovery will dictate the effort of the subsequent workout. If that isn’t enough to show how important recovery is, think of this way…elite and professional athletes dope to help improve their recovery. The illegal substances they’re consuming (EPO, HGH, etc.) all work to help repair and re-build the body, allowing them to work harder the next day, then athletes who are competing clean. Dopers still work very hard during training, but by cheating you speed up the time it takes for your body to repair itself.
For this blog, we’ll focus on three ‘general’ aspects on recovery; timing, immune health, and nutrition.
For the past couple of years, nuun has been the official supplier of electrolyte hydration of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, and we're excited to be back for another year! Here are a few reasons why we’re pumped to be the hydration partner of Canada’s largest marathon and multi-day running event, and why you should join us on the start line on May 27 and 28th!Read More
by dave henkel, nuunelite athlete and head coach of speed sherpa: mindful coaching.
With early season 'A' races for many athletes about 8 weeks away, I have been speaking to some of my athletes about several key items that will improve their performance and wanted to share these thoughts with the Nuuniverse. Here's some items to consider for your upcoming event. While these ideas are aimed towards triathletes, any endurance athlete can benefit from putting these tips into practice as your “big day” approaches!
The best part of a margarita is the fresh, crisp flavors that tempered by sweetness. This simple twist on a Nuunarita adds some vitamins and a touch of electrolytes, for a nourishing and invigorating cocktail.Read More
by kevin rutherford, chief eternal optimist
I'm coming off a 6-city speaking tour of the USA with our brilliant advisor and partner, the world-renowned sports scientist Dr. Stacy Sims. Stacy and I have a mission to reach as many athletes as possible, educating everyone on the importance of "clean" for our bodies, our planet, and for competition in sport. We believe the athletic community has got it all wrong. But on our education tour, I didn't realize how much I would learn. I learned far more than I was able to coach others, and I learned new habits for putting life's odds for health and vitality in my favor.
Here are 7 habits I learned from Stacy that will make you healthier and perform better.
remember that time that you finished a long run, proud that you'd finally remembered to stop for water and gels, only to feel just as exhausted as when you'd suffered through without any nutrition at all? or that time you finished a 10k, chugged a bunch of water at the finish line, urinated plenty, but still felt thirsty for the rest of the day?
most people know that hydration is important, but up to 75% of americans are chronically dehydrated. many people have trained themselves to reach for their water bottle on a regular basis, but they don't know water alone isn't enough!
When I find myself consuming a particular snack, food, drink, etc. on a regular basis, I try and re-construct the recipe to control the quality of the ingredients. Cleaner, more pure ingredients will perform much better in your body.
With that said, like most of the country I’ve been on a kombucha kick for quite some time now, and I only recently started brewing it at home hearing one of my co-workers (Arielle) talk about how easy it is.
by kevin rutherford and nuun elite kara goucher
Over the past few months, thankfully several athletes have been retroactively awarded Olympic and World Championship medals. Each of these athletes dedicated years of hard work for a chance to earn that medal, and this is vindication of everything they’ve given to their sport. But for many, this moment brings mixed feelings.
A decade late, they are unable to share a moment of pride with their country on the podium. There are no tears of joy to take in what they just achieved, there is no prize money, and there are no sponsorship bonuses. And often, there is little communication from their sport's federation
Here at Hydration HQ, we believe in three things: clean product, clean sport, and clean planet. As part of our commitment to continue to reduce our environmental footprint, we're offering free delivery to our Seattle neighbors!
In honor of Earth Day, next Friday (April 21st), we will run, bike, walk, maybe even crawl, to hand-deliver as many webstore orders as we can.
Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes learning. Over the past decade we’ve closely studied how the human body functions during endurance exercise, and found that hydration plays a key role in helping mitigate the stresses of endurance exercise. With that comes performance, the first sport drink mix verified by the Non-GMO Project and Informed Choice, reassuring our commitment to clean, pure ingredients.
But just what is Performance?