Hydration Blog

new to biking?

Just got your first bike? You'll need a few things to be safe, well nourished and efficient on your rides.

  • Most importantly a helmet: Safety first!
  • Sunglasses or eye protection: Again, for safety. You don't want to lose control of the bike because a speck of dust got in your eye.

  • Fuel: Dehydration and a lack of calories can lead to low energy. You'll want a water bottle (filled with Nuun of course!) and snacks to keep your energy up. 
  • Spare tube or patch kit: Even the most careful riders occasionally get a flat. A spare tube or patch kit will ensure you don't get stranded.
  • Tire lever: Necessary to repair a flat.
  • Hand pump: Similarly,...

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5 reasons you should run a furry 5k

By Emma, eCommerce Manager

Emma wrote about her first 5k experience last year. Well, now she's run second one and wants everyone to run a furry 5k! Why? We'll let her tell you...

1. No pre-race jitters

When I turned the corner to Seward Park, where the Furry 5k was being held on a Sunday morning, I was greeted by hundreds of wagging tails. Labradors, poodles, bull dogs, beagles; every breed under the sun, frolicking around with matching purple race bandanas. This is my heaven.

Runners already know that 5Ks tend to be welcoming event. When half of the participants are canines, there’s half as much judgement to be found. Dogs...

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Heat Acclimation

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

We recently posted a blog discussing the human body’s response to warmer external temperatures. The body has unique systems to help you maintain healthy core temperature. This is very important, as it helps prevents long-term damage and helps you naturally adapt to the change in environmental conditions.

We already know that staying hydrated is crucial in the summer time. This will not only help provide a sense of relief, but it can also help your muscles and body function properly during training sessions in the heat. Taking in a healthy amount of water (with electrolytes) is not the only way to stay...

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​downsides of dehydration

you know that you need to stay hydrated, but how specifically is dehydration so bad for you?

dehydration can make you slow.

Your endurance performance can suffer when you lose as little as 2% of your body weight. that’s just 3 pounds if you weigh 150, which is not an abnormal loss via sweat over the course of a long (60+ minutes) workout. as you become dehydrated, the amount of blood your heart pumps with each beat decreases. less oxygen-rich blood goes to your working muscles, and you have to work harder to maintain the same intensity or slow down to maintain the...

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The Record-Setting Ragnar Team

This past weekend, Team Nuun Energy won their third-straight Ragnar Chicago and set a new course record - 18:42! Meet the team that was last to start and first to finish.

Our very own Vishal P.

What’s your favorite flavor of Nuun? Citrus Fruit What’s the most Nuun you’ve consumed in one race or training session? 112 oz What’s the funniest cheer sign you’ve seen? “Hurry up!” Where is the craziest location you’ve ever raced? “a single lane highway en route to the Florida Keys” If you could run any race in the world, what would it be? Comrades Marathon What’s your fastest mile time? 4:18

Our very own Mike S.

What’s your favorite flavor of Nuun? Cherry LimeadeWhat’s the most Nuun you’ve consumed in one race or training...

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should i hydrate?

Wondering if you should drink up? We can help! 

Answer the questions below to find out if you're hydrated.

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Rising temps – and your body’s response

By: Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

As the temperature begins to rise, and we gear up for a training-filled summer, staying hydrated now is even more crucial to get the most out of your training. We’re going to tell you just what exactly happens in our body when external temperatures begin to rise.

Your body has to essentially work even harder to keep things balanced during warmer temperatures. See, your body has natural response built in to help regulate its internal temperature. It works similar to the functions of a furnace. It generates heat, absorbs it, and then releases it (through perspiration). The hypothalamus...

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Should you wear sunscreen?

what’s worse, sun exposure or a vitamin d deficiency?

we know many athletes would rather train outdoors than in a gym any day, but especially as we head into summer, they face a dilemma. the sun's UV rays have both positive and negative effects on your health. The question is, should you slather on the sunscreen to prevent skin cancer or should you allow yourself some exposure so that you get enough vitamin d?

It's well-known that exposure to UV rays can be very dangerous. as few as two blistering sunburns during your life can increase your risk of skin cancer by 50 percent. even just regular exposure over many years, such as is true of many...

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MORE Carbohydrates & Exercise Performance

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Over the past few weeks we’ve posted blogs on the unique features of our new product PLUS. We want to continue building on the education on why we created PLUS by talking about modularity, your needs for carbohydrates, and how our body uses the nutrients we consume during exercise.

In our blog post on carbohydrates and exercise performance, we mentioned the key roles that carbohydrates play in both hydration and fueling. To quickly recap, carbohydrates role(s) in hydration help the body process the fluid and electrolytes at a faster, more efficient manner. In fueling, carbohydrates play a key role(s) in helping replace liver and muscle...

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PLUS Webinar

We'll be discussing all things PLUS this Thursday, June 4th, at 3:30 pm PDT. Join us to learn how Plus can help you fuel faster and more efficiently and ask us any questions you have! For those of you who are unable to join us, we'll post a recording of the webinar the next day.

Below are the directions for joining the webinar.

1. Click on the link (join.me/nuunhydration) at 3:30 pm PDT.

2. The link will direct you to the page shown below. Click "Join via browser."

 3. Once the window appears, click on the Phone icon (call by computer) icon on the toolbar to call in. Note: if...

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