Hydration Blog

​Finding True North at Wanderlust Whistler

As result of our “Find your Adventure” giveaway, Nuun Hydration sent one lucky ambassador (and friend) to Wanderlust Whistler 2018. We were so excited to hand over passes for a long weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation to Kate Gayton! Below is Kate’s Wanderlust Whistler diary:

Yoga, active recovery and setting asides some quiet time to decompress have always been an integral part of my training, and life in general. So to immerse myself and learn more teachings for 4 solid days at Wanderlust Whistler was a fantastic opportunity. Wanderlust’s mission is to find your true north, and after returning home to the beautiful Whistler, BC from 6 months of travelling and riding bikes and hiking most days it was also very welcomed by my body. Furthermore, my adventure buddy Nina would be joining me, so I was looking forward to some quality time with her.

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​Nuun’s guide to hyper-hydration

The what, the why, the how, the when.

Electrolyte circulation? Check
Fluid absorption on point? Affirmative.
Increased endurance performance? Oh, heck yea!

How is it that you reach this state of hydration bliss you ask? Two words: hyper-hydration. We’ve seen a growing popularity in the practice of pre-loading electrolytes over the last couple of years, and studies have pointed back to increased performance during endurance exercise as a result! Nuun’s hyper-hydration guide provides the basics of what you need to know before adding this hydration tactic into your long-haul regimen.

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Our Fave Nuun Popsicle Recipes

Nuun popsicles (aka Nuunsicles) can be as easy as mixing up some Nuun and popping it in the freezer. (Bonus points for fun popsicle molds!) And if you're looking to up your popsicle game this summer, try our favorite recipes below!

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Tips for keeping healthy on the road – with Emily Schromm

As someone who spends a lot of time on the road, I know the importance of making better decisions and implementing guidelines to stay healthy when I travel. The last thing I want is a vacation from my vacation, and I am a happier & healthier human when I make those smart decisions! It doesn't have to be hard and in fact, it can actually become a really fun way to get creative, try new things, and workout in ways you wouldn't try at home!

Here are a few ways I keep on top of my health and fitness while on the road that I would love for you to try:

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​Watermelon Jalapeno Nuunarita

This year, we’re celebrating our favorite summer fruit by way of a Nuun margarita (or as we like to call it, a Nuunarita)! August 3rd is National Watermelon Day and we’ve mixed up JUST the cocktail for the occasion. Why, oh why do we love watermelon so? Let us count the ways…

1. Watermelon is made up of over 90% water. Bonus points for hydration!
2. It’s the fruit that brings the party. No summer BBQ is complete with watermelon slices.
3. It’s PINK! Come on, it doesn’t get any more fun than that!
4. Watermelon is full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and antioxidants. #healthpoints
5. It’s delightfully sweet and refreshing after a hot workout.

This blended margarita is the best of all watermelon worlds. It’s refreshing, spicy, and tasty with a dose of Nuun Hydration! Does it get any better than this? (Hint: No, no it doesn’t.)

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Nuun Kit Size Guide

We know ordering new gear online without trying it on first can be tough, so we asked the Nuun crew to pitch in! We're sharing the size we wear in our Pactimo kits as well as our height and weight to help you make an informed decision. When you're ready to place your order, you can click the links below!

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​Having fun with hydration: Keeping your kids healthy and hydrated

Staying properly hydrated is important no matter what your shape or size, even if you’re a pint-sized peanut! Most kids don’t recognize the signs of dehydration, so it’s important to keep fluids available and abundant to make sure they can rehydrate all day long. Finding ways to keep your kids excited about hydration can be tough, so we’ve put together some helpful tips to make hydration more fun!

And yes! Our products are kid-friendly made with plant-base ingredients and low amounts of sugar. A handful of our products DO contain caffeine, which Nuun does not recommended for kids.

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​Top 5 Tips for Running with Your Dog

One of the greatest pleasures of being a runner is being able to share your workout with your best 4-legged friend! Whether you’re running by trail, mountain, or road…running with your dog can help the miles fly by, or keep them dragging. Here are our top 5 helpful tips to make sure you and your pup are in it for the long-haul!

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Nuun and the Ketogenic Diet

Being a lifestyle hydration product, Nuun seeks to use and source ingredients that are clean, and inclusive of as many diets as possible. The Ketogenic (or “Keto”) diet is no exception.

The Keto diet follows the primary principles of limiting carbohydrate intake (to less than 20g or 5% of overall caloric intake per day). This diet focuses on a high-fat, and adequate protein plan to supplement the necessary nutrients and calories needed per day.

Over time, the body adapts to rely on fats for its primary source of energy (vs. carbohydrates). This shift allows the body to tap into fat stores (ketones) for energy rather than glucose. The overall goal is to reach a metabolic state of “ketosis” which is indicative of a certain level of ketones in the blood. Studies have shown that following a keto diet can aid in certain weight loss strategies and help with various body composition efforts.

So where does Nuun fit into all of this?

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​Eat Plants, Get Swole

Your guide to delicious Meatless Monday protein options!

Working protein into your weekly diet/menu doesn’t pose many challenges unless you are looking to minimize meat consumption. Thankfully, there are many options for including a healthy dose of plant-based protein in your meal. Many combinations of legumes and grains create a complete protein profile, so mix it up and keep your protein levels in check!

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