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Nuun Immunity: For the sick days

Nobody looks forward to picking up the office bug or kids dragging germs back home with them from school…but it happens! When germ/flu season hits you hard, we’ve got the perfect bedside/”Netflix and Pill” companion: Nuun Immunity!

Nuun Immunity is an effervescent tablet that you drop in 16 oz. of water that helps support the natural defense systems your body uses to fight off cold and flu symptoms. If you’re on the down and out, frequent consumption of Nuun Immunity can aid in the healing process of an overworked immune system. By providing a healthy dose of antioxidants, electrolytes and anti-inflammatories, your immune system has all the right tools to fight off pathogens and begin to repair itself.

Here are four ways that Nuun Immunity goes to work for you when your system is feeling sluggish.

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​Anti-Inflammatories & Antioxidants

Nuun’s newest addition to the hydration line-up, ​Nuun Immunity, boasts many healthful benefits…but how exactly are our bodies reaping the rewards of these ingredients?

Let’s first dig into a breakdown of our botanical blend that was custom designed for the Nuun Immunity product. Nuun Immunity contains a base line of electrolytes and vitamins that aid in proper hydration and daily health, but is differentiated by the blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that contribute to overall immune health.

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​Nuun Immunity: Your New Travel Bestie

Passport: Check!
Sunscreen: Check!
Extra sandals: Check!
Nuun Immunity: TRIPLE CHECK!

Introducing: the newest product you never want to leave home without again. Nuun Immunity was designed as a practical, portable immune system support product that should be included on your every packing checklist moving forward.

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Introducing Nuun Immunity!

Nuun is excited to announce the newest addition to our hydration line-up: Nuun Immunity!

Whether you’re sick, on-the-go, or stressing your body through high intensity workouts, Nuun Immunity’s mix of botanicals and electrolytes aids in the protection of your immune system. We’ve combined anti-inflammatories (including Turmeric & Ginger), free-radical fighting antioxidants (hello Elderberry & Echinacea), and electrolytes to pack a triple punch in supporting immune health and protecting against common cold and flu symptoms.

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How To Be A Better Runner

We've recruited Coach Mike to give you a road map on how to be a better runner. Some of you know Mike from one of the many race expos he works...but he's also the coach behind our Strava workouts! Answer a few quick questions below to find out how you can improve your running.

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Fueling for the Long Haul

Long runs take a lot out of you. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you’re putting a lot back in! Both hydration and fuel play a major role in maintaining energy levels during a long run, but what is the optimal combination for long-haul success?

As a general rule of thumb, runs lasting less than 90-minutes can usually manage on solid, maintained hydration without the need for regular fuel stops. Workouts outlasting the 90-minute mark begin to take a different toll on your body. Over 90-minutes, carbohydrates play a key role in keeping your body fueled for continued endurance exercise.

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Sugar and Exercise: Friends or Foes?

While recognizing the global conversation around the sugar epidemic, the fact is that sugar is a carbohydrate. More specifically, it’s a carbohydrate that can efficiently fuel our bodies and optimizes fluid absorption, making it a helpful resource in your workout fuel plan (at the proper amounts). Not all sugar comes in the form of refined, white granular sugar that could immediately come to mind. Many nutrient dense foods provide a healthy dose of sugar carbohydrates needed for proper physiological functions and more specifically, endurance performance.

This is not to say that “more is better” when it comes to sugar and exercise. In fact, the near opposite is true. Too much sugar will stress your stomach and lead to GI distress (if you’ve been in this situation, you KNOW it’s not a good time). Additionally, too much sugar does have detrimental effects on your health. So, how much sugar is the “right” amount of sugar, and how should it be consumed with respect to exercise?

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​Role of Caffeine in Athletic Performance

In the pursuit to optimize personal performance, athletes have been experimenting with different food sources and supplements for years! Amongst shifting fads for performance enhancement, caffeine has been a long-time favorite for endurance athletes. Caffeine has even become a banned (or restricted) substance for certain athletic competitions. Up until 2004, the International Olympic Committee restricted levels of caffeine that would pass a blood-doping test! So, that begs the question, how does caffeine play into overall athletic performance?

One of the ways that caffeine can enhance athletic performance has been sitting right beneath our noses. For many, our daily cup of coffee is our coveted mental alarm clock. The daily ritual helps to reduce mental fatigue, and jumpstart our brains into high-function gear.

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Take Comfort in the Discomfort

Take a minute and think back to the last time you tried something for the FIRST time. For many of us, it’s been a while! Do you remember the feelings of being unfamiliar with your environment? Your peers? Your gear? Over time, the gained comfort in our respective sports can lead to blinders of these uncomfortable feelings that we have since overcome.

During the month of January, the Nuun crew embarked upon a fitness challenge that put each of us back in equal court: ​The Nuubie Challenge. We challenged each other to return to this place of discomfort and try something completely new. Some have discovered a new-found passion for new sport, and others discovered places that they would never return! All of these experiences were equally valuable and a reminder that we all start somewhere. The challenge was equal parts physical and mental and throughout the month, there were many lessons learned about how to find comfort in the discomfort.

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Recovery

You’ve heard it before and you’re about to hear it again:

Make time for rest days! Allow your body to recover! Come back stronger on the other side!

All joking aside, there are many elements of rest and recovery that make a massive difference in your overall performance. Throughout training, your body undergoes a significant amount of stress, breaking down your tissue. Rest days allows for proper recovery which in turn helps to prevent long term injury.

The good news is that this stress and tissue damage is minimal, and can be rebuilt and recovered through solid rest day plans. This stress and rebuild cycle is what ultimately creates long term strength and stamina!

Consider these 5 rest-day pro tips for your upcoming recovery days. Make the most of your recovery and be sure to share your rest success with the world. #restdaybrags

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