Recipes for Virtual Cooking With Friends

Recipes for Virtual Cooking With Friends

Want to catch up with the squad for a dinner party? Virtual cooking with friends is a fun way to connect, share new recipes, and chit-chat while you chop. “Virtual cooking allows you to socialize and see your friends and family without compromising socially distancing,” says Quyen Vu, M.S., R.D., Beachbody culinary nutrition specialist. “It also allows you to hang out with people in different parts of the country or world,” adds Krista Maguire, R.D., C.S.S.D., Beachbody Nutrition Manager. Planning a virtual dinner party is easy once you’ve decided what you should cook with friends. We’ve rounded up a few quick and easy meals to inspire you! 1. Carrot and Spiced Chickpea Salad “The healthy fats from tahini and prebiotic fiber from chickpeas in this yummy recipe will keep your gut happy and keep you feeling fuller longer,” says Alyssa Northrop, M.P.H, R.D., L.M.T. The harmony of flavors also goes great... Read More
Working Out During Pregnancy & Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy

Working Out During Pregnancy & Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy

Staying active throughout pregnancy is hugely beneficial for both mom and baby. For example, studies have found that regular exercise may help control blood pressure — a major concern during pregnancy — and can shorten labor and reduce the need for a Cesarean delivery. One study noted that newborns whose mothers exercised during pregnancy showed improved heart health and reached movement milestones earlier than the babies of women who were inactive. Those researchers concluded that activity during pregnancy may even potentially reduce the childhood risk of obesity since it gets kids moving sooner and sets them up for an active life. But that doesn’t mean all exercise is appropriate in all trimesters. Here’s a quick guide to working out during pregnancy, including exercises to consider and some to avoid. Consider: Trimester-Specific Workouts Over the course of 40 weeks, your body will change considerably, so your workouts will need to be modified along the way, says Beachbody senior... Read More