Hydration and HIIT
What Is HIIT?
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is popular style of studio fitness class that alternates short bursts of intense exercise with periods of rest to maximize burning calories and building muscle. Studios like Orange Theory Fitness use heartrate monitors to track and measure the exact intensity of their workouts for participants, while other HIIT Classes use timed intervals to determine the progression of a HIIT workout. If you’re taking a HIIT class at a studio (or just doing a HIIT workout at home) it’s crucial that you support your workout with the proper hydration.
The Importance of Electrolytes
HIIT fitness is notorious for being a “sweat intensive” form of fitness, and when you sweat your body loses electrolytes. Electrolytes are tiny particles that carry electrical charges and help your body maintain proper functions. When you sweat your body loses both fluid and electrolytes. If you don’t begin your workout properly hydrated, or you aren’t hydrated properly during your activity, dehydration can easily occur through the act of sweating. Click here to learn about the specific electrolytes in Nuun Sport.
Dehydration has several negative impacts on athletic performance, and perhaps you’ve even experienced extreme consequences such as muscle cramps and fatigue. But even if you don’t feel a difference, as little as 2% dehydration can result in a decrease in performance. Remember thirst is the #1 indicator that you may be dehydrated. Click here to learn more about recognizing the signs of dehydration.
Hydrating with Complete Electrolytes
Replenishing electrolytes via sports drink helps to replenish your mineral losses; but electrolytes also help make the most of your water, which is the key to proper hydration. Sports drinks like Nuun Sport that are high in sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium can help retain fluids, and proper fluid balance contributes to optimal performance.
The Nuun Sport Advantage
Nuun Sport is designed to maximize your hydration. When you drink Nuun Sport you replace the electrolytes you lose during HIIT workouts. The ratios of our electrolytes are balanced with the most up-to-date scientific research, ensuring that your body absorbs and utilizes the nutrients in each serving efficiently. Unlike conventional sugary sports drinks, Nuun contains no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors. Each serving is only 15 calories, so this hydration won’t weigh you down. For an added lift, four flavors of Nuun Sport also include a 40mg serving of caffeine from green tea extract. Click here to learn more about the ingredients and advantages of Nuun Sport.