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Nuun Elites at the Winter Games

We don’t know about you, but we’ve got our eyes on PyeongChang this February! With thousands of incredible athletes gathering from across the globe, performing at their peak abilities, we can hardly wait for February 9 to get here!

Nuun is stoked that so many of our very own ambassadors will be participating in the games this winter. We’ve been fans of each of these athletes for years. We’ve watched them set their goals, train towards them, and we can’t wait to cheer them on through their respective finish lines next month!

Without further ado, we are pleased to introduce our very own Nuun Ambassador Olympic Athletes!

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​Staying Hydrated on the Mountain

The winter weather invites opportunity for some of our favorite mountain-side sports. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated during a day on the mountain.

It’s easy to forget to keep hydrated when the weather is cold, and you’re not left feeling hot and sweaty after your workout. But the truth is that cold weather workouts (especially on the mountain), require even more attention to staying on your hydration A-Game. The Nuun Elite team has many Nordic skiers that understand the value and payoff of proper mountain hydration. With a number of those athletes heading to this year’s Winter Olympics Games, we think they’ve got something figured out!

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Nuun Elites Share Their 2018 Goals

We believe in the continuous search for improvement. And when we need a little motivation, we turn to our Nuun Elite athletes! If you're looking for extra inspiration, check out the goals they're chasing in 2018. Some are familiar faces, some are new to the Nuuniverse, but all are sure to inspire!

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​Cold Weather Hydration

Have you ever wondered why a five-mile run leaves you feeling parched in the summer, but not so much in the winter? There’s an answer for that! Spoiler alert: the answer is NOT that you’re any less dehydrated in the winter.

As humans, our bodies respond to our environments to protect against potential illness or harm. In the case of colder environments, our blood vessels constrict to conserve body heat at our cores rather than distributing freely to our extremities. Due to the fact that we maintain core body heat and blood flow, other responses in the body are not triggered as quickly as they usually would be in warmer temperatures. Because of this, our regular thirst sensations are reduced in the winter.

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​Staying Injury Free this Winter

For most of us, the change of seasons means that it’s time to pay closer attention to the roads and trails on which we muuv! As the days become shorter, colder and potentially icier, there are a few things we can do to make sure we’re preventing injury this winter.

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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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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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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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Race Day Rituals

Whether you're superstitious or not, we all have our race day rituals. From wearing our lucky socks to rocking out to pump up jams to eating the right breakfast, these routines help us feel ready for anything as we toe the start line. But have you ever wondered how professional athletes prepare for competition? We did, so we asked a few of our elite athletes to share their rituals with us. We were happy to hear they still get nervous before a race, too!

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Winter Hydration Matters

We are now fully exposed to the winter season, and with that means changes in environmental conditions that require the body to be on top of its natural defense system. What is troubling for scientist and nutritionist alike, is that athletes convince themselves that they do not need to consume as much as fluid (during exercise) as they would when temps are a bit warmer. That couldn’t be less true. In fact, winter hydration is just as important as hydration in any other season.

Here’s why...

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