Yoga has a plentitude of well-known benefits, but like getting enough sleep, eating well, or staying hydrated (though nuun can surely help with that!), it is sometimes an activity which we know is good for us but don’t quite do often enough.
Life is busy, messy, and occasionally chaotic, and sometimes the last thing we think we have time for is stretching on a mat. Yoga may feel like the last item on the “to do” list, but even ten minutes of yoga per day adds up over the long run—that’s 70 minutes per week, or more than 60 hours per year. Just a short daily yoga practice pays dividends to other areas of your well-being, so here are ways to ensure you make it to your mat.
Fartlek. That's fun to say!
For those who have never incorporated fartleks into your training, it's a style of speedwork that is designed to be flexible. they're unlike traditional track workouts where you run hard for a set distance then rest. Often, runners will sprint to a visible landmark, then rest, then pick another landmark and sprint. It's a great way to prepare for race day, when uneven terrain, bottlenecks, and competitors surging around you can lead to variations in pace.
We love keeping our hydration interesting by creating new nuun combos! Whether it's tea, juice, or other nuun flavors, there are endless opportunities for refreshing combinations. We still haven't found a flavor that mixes well with our morning coffee. But until then, here are some of our favorites to help you stay hydrated.Read More
'‘Beat your own best!’' are words to live by here at nuun. We are continually striving to push our boundaries and limitations in an effort to accomplish big, hairy, audacious goals. For someone, that might mean finally crushing your PR and finally getting that BQ. For another it might be overcoming your swimming fears and completing your first triathlon. For me? I decided to attempt two new distances within a year; a full Ironman and a 50K. Two things I thought I could/would never do. I finished my first half Ironman thinking, “Yup, I would never be able to double that.” I crawled across the line of my first marathon thinking, “I will never run further than this… ever!” Turns out, I was thinking too much about how I wouldn’t, not that I actually couldn’t, do those things.
So, the challenge was on! I was going to prove to myself that I had the dedication to push and train for two distances I thought I couldn’t do. Last year, I completed an Ironman and a 50K within 2 months of each other. AND since it was such an eye opening experience for me, I thought I would share a few tips, tricks and reasons why I think you can, and should, step up your game and go the distance as well!
nuun tubes aren't just portable and waterproof, they're also recyclable! your empty tubes can be recycled at any facility that accepts #5 plastics. don't have a facility near you? don't worry! now through the end of march, you can collect your empty tubes and send them to us! we'll make sure they're recycled properly.Read More
A perfect marriage between a greyhound and a margarita, the Paloma is a bubbly and uplifting citrus cocktail. I love how refreshing it tastes – and think it would make a perfect post-run pick-me-up as a nuuntini!Read More
The rainy season is officially back in Seattle, so it's the perfect time to enjoy a hot bowl of soup. This recipe is easy to make, vegetarian, and sure to satisfy the whole family.Read More
we bet you know your empty nuun tubes are recyclable, but repurposing the empties is even better! they're waterproof, sweatproof, and perfectly portable. and when you drink as much nuun as we do, you come up with ways to reuse your empties. here are 9 of our favorites!Read More
Imagine training with your favorite sport nutrition and hydration brands for months and with great success. Then imagine achieving your personal best on race day using those same sport nutrition products only to find out you unintentionally consumed a banned substance. I know you are thinking that this would never happen to me. But don’t be so sure. This past week I was surprised after reading three athletes had been given suspensions for consuming a banned substance, one of them being on the 2016 nuun elite team.
Do I believe our athlete knowingly ingested a prohibited substance? The answer is simply no, I don’t believe that based on the information I have read. But this situation highlights a big issue at hand for athletes and the industry at large. There are so many options for athletes when it comes to sport nutrition. Many of them are solid, quality products. But how can any athlete trust that their nutrition is, in fact, “clean?”
by mike sommers, field marketing lead
as a lifelong runner, cycling had always been intriguing to me. the two sports seem to have a lot in common on paper and so it has always been on my list of activities to give a shot. it wasn’t until I had a major lapse in running motivation this past summer and sold my car that I decided to make a concerted effort to improve my skills on two wheels.
luckily for me, I already had a road bike thanks to some gentle prodding from some of my co-workers a few years back. ...Read More