Why We Test Each Batch of Shakeology Over 1,500 Times

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 there, we run over 1,500 lab tests on every batch of Shakeology to make sure each bag meets our rigorous standards and that you get the highest-quality, potent superfood nutrition you expect. Watch Beachbody Chairman and CEO Carl Daikeler explain why high-quality ingredients matter: Don’t have Shakeology yet? Talk to your Team Beachbody Coach or get your favorite Shakeology flavors here. … Read More Read More
How Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

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 psychologist and a personal trainer to answer; below they explain four specific ways exercise helps reduce stress. (If you want to know why you stress eat, we have that answer, too.) 1. Exercise Boosts Endorphins When you work out, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These neurotransmitters cause the “runner’s high” or other euphoria you may experience when you’ve reached your cooldown. “These chemicals interact with pain receptors in the brain and reduce your experience of discomfort,” explains Ryan Howes, Ph.D., a psychologist in Pasadena, California. Some research suggests high-intensity or vigorous exercise is best to trigger an endorphin... Read More