STWM switches from Gatorade to Nuun Endurance

October 9th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Nuun Endurance, designed specifically for runners who sweat it out on the roads or trails for hours at a time, will be introduced to the Canadian market at STWM


Sweat-sensing patch could aid refueling and re-hydration

August 21st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

New technology for producing a patch to analyze sweat on the run has encouraging implications for refueling and hydration


Electrolytes help reduce cramping, study suggests

August 14th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

They don’t prevent muscle cramps, but they help


Nuun Sport hydration products are new and improved and now available in Canada

August 12th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Nuun Sport, which is now available in Canada, features cleaner ingredients, an improved electrolyte profile, and tabs that dissolve faster, not to mention 13 new flavours


Is salt good or bad for runners?

March 5th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Most people consumer too much salt and sodium, and health authorities are concerned. Here’s what you need to know as an athlete


Gels, beans, and chews: best fuelling bets for your running

July 18th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

The options for race fuel are plentiful. Here are some we like


Recipe: Thirst-quenching electrolyte popsicles with just two ingredients

May 13th, 2016 by Kimberley Doerksen | Posted in Blogs, Feed the Run | No Comments »

As the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly important to hydrate. Without excess calories, this electrolyte popsicle recipe is perfect post-run.


Fact or fiction: Your hydration/dehydration myths busted

May 6th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Experts, Health & Nutrition, Science | No Comments »

With the impending hazy days of summer now on the horizon, runners should know the facts from the fiction when it comes to staying hydrated through higher temps and humidity


Recipe: Electrolyte Jello

May 29th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Recipes for Runners | No Comments »

The classic childhood jello, turned into an electrolyte replenisher. You’re welcome. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon gelatin 1/4 cup boiled water 1 3/4 cups water mixed with 1 packet of GU hydration mix Optional: 3/4 cup […]


Shedding light on electrolytes

June 28th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Training | 1 Comment »

By Bobbi Barbarich, MSc RD You’re throwing your race shorts in the laundry and you notice a white film on the waistband – the remnants of your sweat after the water evaporated. That fine […]


What are electrolytes?

February 6th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After a long, hard run someone is bound to remind you about the need to replenish your electrolytes, lest you shrivel up. They’ll tell you to eat a bananna. Someone might say something about […]


Sports drinks usually not necessary

January 31st, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Olympic medallists Simon Whitfield and Clara Hughes have teamed up with CBC Marketplace to put sports products to the test. They tested the performance benefits of different products to see if they’re actually valuable […]