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NuGo Athlete of the Month: Joey Nunes

When Joey Nunes was in high school, he never intended to become a long distance runner. After unsuccessful attempts at trying to make the baseball, golf and basketball teams, he began track in his junior year. Despite the fact that he pole vaulted, high jumped, and even ran sprints, the head track coach sent him to train with the cross country team. By the middle of his senior year, Joey worked his way up to the varsity cross country team. He went on to compete in junior college, and in 2008, transferred to a four year university, California State University Stanislaus, on an athletic scholarship.

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10 Super Foods for Super Meals

There are certain foods that, when I eat them, I feel instantly healthier. Brussels sprouts, for example. When I eat them, I know the mini cabbages full of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and other amazing nutrients are seriously good stuff for my body. Roasted in the oven with olive oil, a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper, and topped with a few chunks of blue cheese – these bundles of deliciousness are a “super food”, and add a flavor boost to any meal. Just don’t overcook them, or they will become less super in their nutritional value and flavor. Here are nine more foods – super foods – to make a super meal.

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NuGo Fan of the Month: Melissa Randall

Melissa Randall is the owner and creator of Baking with Melissa, an all-inclusive, in-home baking party entertainment company for kids and teens in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. She creates once in a lifetime memories for kids and their families, baking one cupcake at a time. Despite owning a business focused on sweets, she tries to eat healthy as much as possible.

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Skip Yourself Slim: Video of 5 Jump Rope Exercises

According to the American Heart Association, jumping rope burns approximately 500 calories per hour for a 100-pound person, while a 200-pound individual would burn 1,000 calories per hour. Sounds awesome, right?!

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The Power of Protein

Protein is one of the three macronutrients. Well known as a building block for muscles, bones, blood, skin and hair, adequate protein intake is essential for good health and optimal wellbeing. Protein rich foods include meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, and tofu. Legumes, nuts, and beans are also good sources of, what are known as, incomplete protein. When combined with foods that contain complementary amino acids, such as rice and corn, they form a complete protein. NuGo Stronger is a complete protein source because it is rich in all 20 essential amino acids and easily digestible.

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The Best Budget-Friendly Family Vacation Spots

Summer is just around the corner, and it's the best time to get away for a little family fun. The end of winter or beginning of spring is a great time to plan and book your summer vacation. At NuGo, we love these tips from TravelChannel.com on the best spots for budget-friendly family vacations in the United States.

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