Hydration Blog

Spring Training: How to Get Ready to Get More Active

The longer daylight hours and warmer temps of spring mean you want to get outside and play. Trust us, we know the feeling. But we also know the feeling of having done too much too soon after being less active during the winter.

“It’s important to have a good foundation of the necessary flexibility, mobility, strength, and stability prior to beginning or increasing any level of activity,” says Daniel Frey, a physical therapist and avid trail runner in Portland, Maine. “Proper pre-training conditioning will minimize your risk of injury and decrease intial soreness.”

As Frey point out, when your body isn’t ready for a big...

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Nuun Energy: B Vitamins and Performance

What sets Nuun Energy apart from the Nuun Active Hydration you know and love is the combination of caffeine and B Vitamins that we added to the recipe. We already talked about the role caffeine can play in enhancing and elevating an athlete’s performance, but what about B Vitamins?

[caption id="attachment_3713" align="alignnone" width="437"] During sustained activity B Vitamins help your body turn fuel into energy.[/caption]

B Vitamins can elevate your performance.

There are eight total B Vitamins that exist, and most play a role in efficiently converting food into fuel. In Nuun Energy we used a blend of five B Vitamins, that work specifically...

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Introducing Nuun's Elite Ambassadors

Nuun is proud to support the following Elite Ambassadors in 2014. The Elite Ambassador program is an extension of our popular Ambassador program.

Cycling Chris Jackson Logan Hutchings

Triathlon Cathleen Knutson Jordan Blanco Lauren Barnett Christine Kenney

Running Amy Sproston Allison Delancey Derek Delancey Ellie Greenwood Sean Meissner Kaitlin Gregg Meagan Nedlo Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz

Rowing Esther...

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When More Workouts Don’t Mean More Weight Loss

If you’ve increased your activity level in the hopes of dropping a few pounds, only to find the scale stubbornly stuck, you’re not the first. You might even be among those who frustratingly find they’ve gained weight despite doubling down on their workouts.

“I find this to be very common among both experienced and inexperienced exercisers,” says Jackie Dikos, R.D., a sport nutritionist in Indianapolis who has twice qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials. This phenomenon happens for a few main reasons, all of which can be easily addressed.

Cause #1: Overestimating Caloric Burn

Dikos says one of the most common reasons for lack of...

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Nuun Energy: Caffeine and Performance

Our new product Nuun Energy, is the same hydration-focused Nuun you know and love – no sugars, optimal electrolyte blends, and light refreshing taste - but with added ingredients to help elevate and boost performance. In combination, the caffeine and b vitamins added into Nuun Energy help athletes to gain and sustain additional energy while participating in sport.

Caffeine is commonly and openly used as a performance-enhancing ingredient, but what are the pros and cons to doing so, and are there any side effects?

It has been proven that a low to moderate intake of caffeine before a workout is linked to increased...

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Elevate Your Performance with New Nuun Energy!

We know that athletes demand the most innovative products to help them achieve their personal goals, and we're excited to announce the launch our new product to boost your performance! Elevate Your Performance Here at Nuun we are healthy. We don’t do high-fructose anything. We are athletes.  And we need energy too. Why? Because we woke before the sun to get in some human-powered mileage before dressing our kids for school.  We ate lunch at our desks so we could spend our lunch-break breaking a sweat.  And we spent our evening packing for our weekend adventure instead of recharging our batteries on a...

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Three Things Thursday: When to Drink Nuun

By Vishal Patel

When you work at Hydration HQ there are two questions you get asked, a lot.

1. How much Nuun should I drink? (Answered here)

2. When should I drink Nuun?

Just like all nutritional needs, your personal optimal usage will depend on a variety of factors such as frequency of your activity, the duration of your activity, environmental factors, and fitness.  However, there are still three specific times that we recommend drinking Nuun: before training, during training, and after training.

3 reasons to drink Nuun before your training:
  1. Zero-sugar, no artificial flavors/colors eliminates many pre-race stomach issues, and avoids glucose spikes.
  2. High, complete electrolyte profile...

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Ten Things Tuesday: Water & Your Body

By Vishal Patel          

Consuming an adequate amount of water every day can serve many roles in keeping your body functioning properly. Here at the top 10 things that water does to keep your body healthy and functioning:

Nuunbassador Kevin always keeps a bottle of water and a Nuun tab by his side to make sure he stays hydrated.

10 Roles Water plays in Your Body
  1. Lubricates joints & cushions organs and tissues
  2. Helps digest food – through saliva, water helps absorb nutrients
  3. Transports Glucose, Oxygen, Fats and other nutrients to working muscles
  4. Muscle Glycogen contains a significant amount of water
  5. Diverts metabolic by-products (CO2 + Lactic Acid)
  6. Eliminates waste through...

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Nuun to Keep Ragnarians Hydrated, Again!

As the official hydration partner of the Ragnar Relay Series – and Ragnar Trail Relays, too – we have a responsibility to make sure that you stay hydrated during your 200 mile adventure!

As always, we’ll be on course this year serving Nuun at major exchange 6 and the finish line, where you can also get your limited edition Nuun/Ragnar bottle.

But we're also giving away a #TEAMNUUN Hydration Kit to the first 3 teams to register for each 2014 race using promo code 'teamnuun' at checkout!

After your registration is submitted you’ll be contacted by Nuun if you received a Team Hydration Kit as...

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New Product: Coming Soon!

We can't wait until March for sunnier Seattle skies, more hours of daylight to get outside, and being one step closer to summertime. But also, because we have a new product hitting shelves!   Any guesses on what our new product is? Let us know in the comments section below.

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