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What’s the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Prebiotics and probiotics continue to receive praise for their potential health benefits. So you may wonder how they stack up when you look at prebiotic vs. probiotic foods and supplements. In short, prebiotics support the work that probiotics do. So they’re more like teammates than competitors. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of each,…
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5 Reasons to Practice Meditation Right Now

If this chaotic year has shown us anything, it’s that self-care and mindfulness are absolutely necessary for our well-being. We’re all dealing with social distancing, stressful news headlines, and the struggle of trying to maintain a work-life balance while at home. The stressors of this year have been no joke — and that means there’s no better…
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The Negative Effects of Social Media and How to Take a Break

Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, Facebook, and other social media platforms can do a lot of good — they help us stay connected to friends and family. They can also offer support systems for everything from social issues to losing weight. However, there’s also the not-so-great side of social media. If you’ve watched “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix, you…
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9 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress Through Nutrition

We all feel stress for different reasons. It might be work pressure, family demands, or financial strains. But thankfully, there are ways to reduce stress that help us feel healthy and strong, such as meditation and yoga. Healthy eating is another way to combat stress and meet challenges head-on. “Fueling your body with proper nutrition helps reduce stress…
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7 Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

You’ve been hearing the advice to “eat more fruits and vegetables” for as long as you can remember — and for good reason. Produce is a key part of a balanced diet — in fact, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, fruits and vegetables should fill up half your plate. But there are even more…
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What to Do When You Need a Break

Right now, many of us are juggling working while parenting and teaching and living in very uncertain times. When you’re constantly connected, pushing from one task to the next, or working from home, it’s easy to lose the boundaries between work and life. So “taking a break” from everything really might just mean grabbing a…
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Tips to Combat Zoom Fatigue

If you cringe a little bit when a Zoom invite pops up in your inbox, you’re not the only one. Around 40 percent of people in the U.S. are working from home right now, and that means we’re spending a lot of time on Zoom conference calls. Add in Zoom birthday parties, Zoom workouts, Zoom happy hours,…
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12 Craveable Healthy Snacks for Zoom Breaks

If you spend your days alternating between Zoom meetings and trips to the fridge, it pays to keep your kitchen stocked with healthy snack options. “With so many of us still working at home, having healthy snack options is important to help break up our days, and keep ourselves focused on the tasks at hand,”…
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The Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

Pumpkin may be the star of the fall and winter seasons, but there’s another type of squash that deserves equal — if not more — attention: butternut squash. It might look a little intimidating, but adding butternut squash to a healthy meal plan is a delicious way to power up your nutrition with vitamins, minerals, and…
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Une Alimentation Plus Saine Grâce à Shakeology

(Remarque: cet article est destiné à notre public canadien.) Tout le monde connaît la formule pour être en meilleure santé: faire plus d’exercice, supprimer les aliments malsains et ajouter des compléments alimentaires à son régime. La dernière solution est la plus simple des trois. Il suffit d’intégrer Shakeology à votre routine quotidienne pour cocher cette…
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How Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

You’ve probably been there. For any number of reasons, you’re stressed. So you head off for a bike ride, hit the road for a run, or cue up #mbf. And somehow, by the end of your workout, you feel more relaxed. You know exercise can help with anxiety. But how does exercise reduce stress? We asked a…
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Go the Distance with 30 Day Breakaway⁠

For the first time ever, Beachbody is bringing you a fitness program that’s designed to be taken outside. 30 Day Breakaway is a unique experience with you and Super Trainer Idalis Velazquez, designed to remove all distractions, with the option to choose from either video or audio, leave your living room, and tune in to…
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Why We Test Each Batch of Shakeology Over 1,500 Times

Here at Beachbody, we’re passionate about the ingredients that go into Shakeology. We search every corner of the world to find the best ingredients and spend thousands of hours visiting suppliers — and in some cases, their farms — to inspect their facilities to ensure their ingredients meet our high standards. And that’s just the start. From…
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What’s New on Nutrition+ Membership

Welcome to Nutrition+ Membership, the ultimate accountability tool designed to help you make good food choices and maintain your results. With your membership, you get access to The Monthly Fix and The Mindset Membership, continuations of Ilana and Autumn’s signature nutrition programs, Ultimate Portion Fix and 2B Mindset. Everything they offer — Monthly Topic videos, assignments, expert interviews, recipes, and…
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8 Virtual Back-to-School Tips to Help Balance Your Schedule

School is back in full swing, but chances are, you’re not back to the same old routine. If your family is following a fully remote plan or a hybrid schedule, one thing’s for sure: This virtual back-to-school schedule has presented a whole new set of challenges. How can you find time to work out? How can you…
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20 Travel Snacks to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

Maybe you’re planning a quick weekend road trip, or maybe you’re venturing back into the world of air travel and faraway destinations. Whatever your vacation plans look like this year, you’re going to need a stash of travel snacks. We’ve rounded up a list of healthy, portable snack options to hold you over until you…
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Everything You Need to Know About Pumpkin Nutrition

No matter where you live, the beginning of fall marks a favorite time of year for many people: pumpkin spice season. From coffee to cookies to side dishes, this is the season when pumpkin starts popping up everywhere, and for good reason — along with its distinctive sweet-and-savory flavor, pumpkin is also a nutritional powerhouse.…
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#mbf Intro to Nutrition Programs

Nutrition is key to optimizing your results with #mbf and #mbfa. Megan goes over Beachbody’s premium nutrition programs, 2B Mindset and Ultimate Portion Fix, to help ensure your eating is perfectly dialed-in.

How to Store Strawberries So They’ll Last Longer

Is there anything better than snacking on perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries? One catch: Much like the blink-and-it’s-rotten avocado, strawberries don’t last forever. Those plump red berries you picked up at the farmers’ market today might lose some of their luster after a few days. So you may be wondering how to store fresh strawberries…
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Obesity and COVID-19

Covid-19 couldn’t have hit at a worse time. Of course, there’s never really a good time for a pandemic to hit, but right now we’re in the middle of struggling with another major epidemic: obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates have careened past 40% in the United States.…
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Conoce a Idalis Velazquez, Creadora de 30 Day Breakaway

Tal vez conozcas un poco acerca de la superentrenadora Idalis Velazquez, creadora de Mes de Más (el primer programa de Beachbody en español) y Total Body Pregnancy, quien ahora te trae el primer programa para correr, 30 Day Breakaway. Es una entrenadora personal certificada por la Academia Nacional de Medicina del Deporte (NASM, por sus…
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Spice Things Up With These 6 Healthy Winter Flavors

Winter may bring the cold and — depending on where you live — snow, but it also brings tasty, comforting flavors and foods. And whether you love winter or you’re counting down the days until spring, classic flavors like peppermint, ginger, cinnamon, chai, orange, and cranberry help make the chilly season more enjoyable. Here are…
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5 Best Ways to Store Greens

If you’ve ever stocked your fridge with fresh romaine, arugula, and kale only to find bags of wilted mush a few days later, we have news for you: It’s not the plants’ fault. And it’s not really your fault, either. You simply need to brush up on a few food storage tips. It’s not like spinach…
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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree From Scratch

While you can find pumpkin puree in grocery stores year-round, fall is the time when cans of it start to fly off the shelves, as we look to make delicious autumn-inspired recipes like a pumpkin spice shake or pumpkin spice energy balls. But this year, try something new and make homemade pumpkin puree for your recipes. Why? It…
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5 Benefits of a 10-Minute Meditation

Meditation can help you offset the impact our technology-driven culture has on our emotional and physical well-being. In just 10 minutes a day, you can reap the benefits of a mindfulness practice, like more relaxation and calm (and less anxiety). You might even energize your mind and body! Here are five benefits you could experience…
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Why You Crave Sweets, Salt, and Fat

When it comes to sabotaging your healthy eating, cravings can feel like an unexpected enemy. They seem to come out of nowhere, can keep up until you relent, and then often leave you feeling unhappy you gave in. Making it more challenging, the foods people tend to crave are usually high in sugar, fats, and…
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cauliflower

Cauliflower doesn’t always get a lot of love. When you’re trying to “eat the rainbow,” this white cruciferous veggie — a cousin to broccoli and Brussels sprouts — might get overlooked in favor of more colorful options. But don’t underestimate the nutritional value of cauliflower. “Although cauliflower is a white-colored food, which is often associated…
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Celery

If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve probably noticed that the celery section is either sold out or costs much more than it usually does. And it’s hard to ignore all the hype around “celery juice” (yes, it’s a thing — but why??) Don’t get us wrong — celery is a great vehicle for dips,…
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Meditation for Beginners: How to Get Started and Stick With It

Beginning a practice of any sort can feel daunting and prompt lots of questions, whether it’s yoga, running, or meditation. “Starting something new or changing your routine can be hard, and finding the time to add another thing to your life can be overwhelming,” says Elanit Friedman, Senior Director of Fitness for Beachbody. “However, I…
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10 Mind-Body Benefits of Meditation

When your to-do list feels as long as a marathon, taking a break to sit quietly may seem like a waste of time. But if you mindfully sit — even for a few minutes — you can reap at least some of the benefits of meditation. And you may find that you are calmer, more…
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Air Fryer vs. Instant Pot: Which Is the Better Choice for You?

Smart kitchen tools can feel like a godsend. They make cooking faster, easier, and less stressful, and they can also make your favorite meals healthier. Air fryers and Instant Pots are two kitchen gadgets in particular that can transform meals and make meal prepping as easy as hitting a button. But do you need both? For…
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Coming Soon — Unstress: 21 Days of Meditation for Relaxation, Calm, and Less Anxiety

Imagine a life where, instead of feeling anxious, rushed, tense, and worried, you feel relaxed, calm, and in control all day long. Sound impossible? Not with our newest program, Unstress: 21 Days of Meditation for Relaxation, Calm, and Less Anxiety. In about 10 minutes a day, Unstress helps melt away stress and anxiety, uplift your…
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What to Eat Before a Workout: 5 Simple Tips

Sneakers? Check. Headphones? Check. Inspiring playlist? Check. There are a few things you wouldn’t want to start a workout without — and the right fuel should be one of them. A pre-workout meal or snack can help you power through whatever reps, sets, and routines you have planned. So how can you decide what to…
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Coming Soon: A Whole New Way to Relax and Unwind

The world can be a stressful place, and now more than ever we all need a healthy way to relax, unwind, and reduce anxiety. That’s why we’re excited to announce a whole new wellness category coming to your Beachbody On Demand membership: Relaxation & Meditation! Stress can leave you feeling tense, negative, and worried, but…
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Should I Eat Before Working Out?

Knowing when and what to eat before your workouts is a skill worth learning. With the right approach, a pre-workout snack or meal can give you the energy and nutrients you need to crush your goals. But if you get your timing or food choices wrong, you’ll pay for it later — like when you’re…
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8 Reasons Why Self-Care Is Important

Between work and life, most of us are juggling a lot. When our to-do list is demanding, taking care of ourselves often drops to last priority. Pushing on for days or weeks or even months on end without checking in with yourself could lead to burnout. If you’re not taking care of yourself — physically…
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Instant Pot Cook Times: A Handy Cheat Sheet

Congratulations! You’re the proud new owner of an Instant Pot. But now you have to figure out how to use your Instant Pot — and how long it really takes to cook dinner. Compared with your slow cooker, stove, or oven, the Instant Pot seems like it cooks things instantly. For example, depending on how you chop…
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What’s the Best Food to Eat After a Workout?

You know you need to fuel up properly before you work out, but post-exercise nutrition is also important. What you eat after a workout can help replenish your body and improve recovery after a workout session — and depending on the intensity of your workout, if you skip out on a post-workout snack altogether, you…
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What High-Quality Ingredients Mean to Shakeology

With so many balls in the air, you don’t have time to research every ingredient that goes into your body – even though you’d like to. And nutrition labels can make it tough to know what you’re really getting. That’s where Shakeology is different. We’re passionate – maybe even fanatical – about what goes into…
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6 Healthy Noodles to Use in Your Favorite Pasta Recipes

Even if you’ve resolved to clean up your diet, you may struggle with cutting out your favorite pasta and noodle dishes. But here’s some good news: You don’t have to. Simply swapping white refined-grain pasta for ones made of veggies, chickpeas, or whole wheat means you can enjoy the noodle dishes you love while adding nutritional perks…
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How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

Quinoa is one of those powerhouse grains we just can’t get enough of. It’s got a nutty flavor with a fluffy yet hearty texture. Quinoa boasts several health benefits and offers plenty of fiber and protein in every tasty serving. Plus, it’s simple to cook and even simpler in a rice cooker. While other whole grains can take…
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20 Self-Care Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

From Lizzo to Lao Tzu, some of the wisest words of advice relate to self-care. Self-care is an important facet of mental and physical well-being centered on treating yourself with compassion and kindness — and taking breaks from the big and small stresses of everyday life when you need to reset. Whether you’re looking for…
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4 Reasons to Love Weighted Jump Rope Workouts

If you haven’t used a jump rope since you were in elementary school, you’re missing out on one of the best (not to mention cheapest) workout tools. Jump ropes provide excellent cardio training, improve coordination, and burn calories. They can even tone your upper body — especially if you use a weighted jump rope. Never…
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Introducing Pre & Post Natal Barre Blend

Whether you’re expecting or navigating motherhood, Super Trainer Elise Joan has created this comprehensive program to support each trimester through a unique blend of barre, cardio, Pilates and strength training. There are over 20 low-impact, high-energy workouts designed to help you develop strength, mobility, stability and functional training to promote a healthy pregnancy and postpartum…
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9 Best Jump Rope Exercises for All Levels

What do boxers and schoolchildren have in common? They both tend to use jump ropes as a way to get moving. So if you usually associate jump ropes with P.E. class, it’s time to shift your mindset to the chiseled bodies of boxers. It’s time to relearn how to jump rope! Jump rope exercises are great…
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How to Cook Every Kind of Rice

Rice may seem like one of the easiest foods to make at home, but it can go wrong quickly. If you’ve ever ended up with a pot of rice that clumps together or is crunchy in spots, you’re not alone. But once you learn how to cook rice properly, you’ll be able to get a…
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20 Ideas to Create a Self-Care Routine

Establishing a daily self-care routine is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Self-care isn’t frivolous, and it includes any activity we do to care for our physical, emotional, spiritual, and/or psychological health. “Have you heard the phrase, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’?” asks Annalisa Smithson, MA, MEd, a counselor based in Pennsylvania.…
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5 Compelling Reasons to Clean Up Your Diet

We all know it’s important to make time to exercise and move your body regularly. But no matter how many steps you log in a day, or how many workouts you crush in a week, you can’t overlook nutrition. Healthy eating is a critical part of being able to nourish your body and reach your…
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See the Beachbody Challenge 2020 Winners!

If you need some inspiration to start (or continue!) your fitness journey, take a look at two people who achieved incredible results using Beachbody fitness and nutrition programs. Kendrah Paul and Wade Jackson won $100,000 each and the title of “Grand Prize Champion” in the Beachbody Challenge contest! Cash money and titles aside, Kendrah and…
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6 Simple Tips to Build Lean Muscle

“I want to know how to build lean muscle without getting too big.” If you’ve ever said this to a trainer and noticed them cringe, there are a couple of reasons. First of all, getting “too big” doesn’t just happen after a few trips to the gym. It requires adherence to a very specific training…
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