I am very happy to have joined with one of my very favorite products again for a giveaway. Back in December, when I went to Austin for TRE, I had the opportunity to meet some of the folks at Nuun that I have only interacted with on Facebook or Twitter. Super awesome people, love the company and the product!
Nuun, pronounced noon, is the #1 selling sports drink tab in cycling, running and outdoor specialty marketplaces. They were first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates.
Below is some excellent information about hydration from their website.
HYDRATION FOR ATHLETES
By Jesse Kropelnicki & Jaime Windrow – The Core Diet
Hydration is an important factor year-round to overall health. Slight dehydration of even 2% of your body weight can negatively affect performance, and it’s been shown in studies that this nutritional intervention of staying properly hydrating is the best way to enhance or improve performance.
The most common situations that cause athletes to have dehydration troubles:
- More than 1 training session per day.
- Competitions held in hot and/or humid environments; if the athlete is coming from a colder climate, the impact is even larger.
- Competitions of long duration such as marathons and triathlons (specifically half and full ironman distances).
Keys to hydration success:
- Drink fluids throughout the day and before/during/post workouts. Maintaining a good hydration status on a daily basis by staying a step ahead of dehydration is the best approach.
- Waiting until you are thirsty to drink fluids is too late – you are already dehydrated and you’ll find yourself constantly playing the game of catch-up!
- Each day try to consume half your body weight (in pounds) in liquid ounces PLUS what you sweat out in training (your sweat rate). For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should aim to consume 75 ounces of water or electrolyte drink per day plus losses that occur during workouts.
- NUUN ACTIVE HYDRATION is formulated specifically for higher intensity activities and/or higher electrolyte replenishment needs.
- U NATURAL HYDRATION is all-natural and contains a lower electrolyte profile to Nuun.
- NUUN ALL DAY HYDRATION helps you drink more water every day with crisp and refreshing flavors and is enhanced with an all-natural blend of vitamins and minerals making it perfect for your daily routine.