Chilly morning run? Traveling for the holidays? Just relaxing at home? Wherever your adventures take you this holiday season, don’t forget the importance of hydration to keep you happy and healthy.
Nuun will be fueling our runners at the Riverside Reindeer Run on Dec. 8 and has tips for your winter hydration.
It’s easy to remember to hydrate when the weather is warm and a cool refreshing drink from your water bottle sounds like the best thing in the world, but are you bringing the same enthusiasm and care to your winter weather hydration? Don’t let dehydration keep you from enjoying the splendors of the season! We’ve assembled some winter weather hydration help so you can spend this winter happy and hydrated. Enjoy!
Winter Sports Hydration
Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and snowshoeing are just a few ways to work up a sweat this winter. Even though the layers of clothes and gear keep you from feeling sweaty, your hydration needs don’t decrease just because it’s cold outside. If you’re going to be active, make sure you’re getting the hydration you need to keep going strong all day. Pack a reusable water bottle and set reminders on your phone to stop for hydration breaks during your adventure. Just like any activity where sweat is involved, your body will also be losing electrolytes. Replace them with Nuun Sport and keep shredding the slopes and chasing that fresh powder!
Everyday Winter Hydration
Even when you’re not working up a sweat it’s important to get your daily recommended intake of water. Cold weather outside means that the heat will be on indoors and that can mean drier air than you might normally be used to in your home or office. Keep up with your hydration to counteract the drying effects of the air. An easy way to remember to hydrate throughout the day is to set water intake goals and create special hydration routines throughout your day. That could mean getting a fresh glass of water when you check your emails after lunch or enjoying a Nuun Vitamins as a treat when you arrive home at the end of the day.
Holiday Travel Hydration
Winter is a busy time for travel. Airports are extra crowded, and public transportation can be overrun with visitors to your city. Take care to support your immune system while staying hydrated with Nuun Immunity. There’s a reason that Olympian Emma Coburn counts on Nuun Immunity to keep her in top form when she flies around the world to compete. If you’re going to be flying this winter, remember that your reusable water bottle will need to be emptied before going through security. If you want to save on space, collapsible water bottles are a current obsession here in the Nuun office.
Hydration Starts at Home
Out and about, running errands or keeping up with work, it can be a challenge to stay on top of your hydration needs. At the end of the day if you’re feeling foggy, lethargic, or achy it might be your body telling you to hydrate. Nuun Rest is a great addition to your evening routine. Especially well-suited for the winter months, Nuun Rest can be enjoyed hot or cold, and is designed to promote the body’s natural relaxation functions while also providing important nutrients for muscle recovery. In addition to enjoying Nuun Rest before bed, you can also help your hydration by monitoring the humidity of your home and running a humidifier when things get too dry.