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.
Looking for a unique holiday cocktail with some sneaky hydration perks? Look no further than our Apple Cider Moscow Mule. We love this mix of sweet, spicy and tart all stirred into one delicious holiday nuuntini.
Best served with a dash of cinnamon, a slice of lime, and your ugliest holiday sweater!
Guest Blog: Katie Rodger, The Juice
As the days get shorter and nights get longer, we’re putting some glow in your go, welcoming winter with a season-proof dose of sippable sunshine. This colorful concoction is full of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and fiber, using beets as it’s base to promote muscle repair and regenerate cell structure.
Known for their endurance enhancing properties, beets increase blood vessel dilation, which means more oxygen can be transported more effectively to your muscles. More oxygen = more muscle capacity, so before you know it, you’re running with less fatigue (both on and off the track). In short: I’m not going to not say that these potent little powerhouses will make you feel like a magical, flying unicorn (or better yet .. Nuunicorn?)
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.Read More
As we move into the final stretch of holiday shopping, Hydration HQ is excited to share our favorite cycling gear! For those still shopping around: you’re sure to find the perfect gift below. And if you’ve wrapped up your holiday gifting: we suggest bookmarking this guide and sending it to all the shopping procrastinators in your life. (For the runner in your life, check out our favorite run gear!)Read More
As we move into the final stretch of holiday shopping, Hydration HQ is excited to share our favorite run gear! For those still shopping around: you’re sure to find the perfect gift below. If you’ve wrapped up your holiday gifting: we suggest bookmarking this guide and sending it to all the shopping procrastinators in your life. (And check back tomorrow for our favorite cycling gear!)Read More
Are you planning to spread some hydration cheer this holiday season? We’ve got your covered!
While supplies last this December, purchases made on our webstore will receive a special Nuun holiday-themed to-from tag equipped with festive tie string. Gifting Nuun has never been so easy!
We have officially found the perfect beverage to fill the void between your annual Turkey Trot and delicious Thanksgiving leftovers! Nuun’s take on a festive sangria is the best way to re-hydrate after a 5k while also kicking into holiday gear.
This cocktail can be enjoyed chilled or hot, depending on your mood. For a hot, mulled-wine variation, simply prepare in a crock pot and heat on low before you head out in the morning!
At Nuun, we believe that moving more + proper hydration are catalysts to help you thrive through life. Although this may sound obvious, our actions in society are counter to these fundamentals and as a result, making us unhealthier.
Think about the headwinds we face everyday when it comes to movement alone. We live in a box (our home). We likely drive in a box (automobile) to work and sit in a box (office), only to stare at a box (computer and cell). Then we repeat the drive home back to our box and sit and stare at a box (TV/computer). Most people live a sedentary lifestyle, indoors, for 20+ hours every single day.
This Black Friday, Nuun is encouraging our team to counter society’s sedentary lifestyle and pause on our shopping indulgence by opting outside. Our friends at REI started this movement a couple of years ago by closing their doors on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The intent was to give up on shopping for the day and just get outside. Think of it as healing for our body and our planet. Let’s be real, we all know that it is pretty difficult to get outside without moving.
Here are 5 reasons to opt outside this Thanksgiving weekend:
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.Read More