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10 New Don’t-Miss Pieces We Published This Fall


The LIVESTRONG.COM editors and I read a large amount of health and fitness pieces every week. Many are blog posts, feature articles and slideshows submitted by our staff writers. And, then let’s not forget all the great studies and articles out there on other publications and websites. It’s essential that we stay up-to-date on all new studies and articles being published in the world of health and fitness.

After we publish the pieces here on LIVESTRONG.COM, we read the comments that our site members are posting at the bottom of our articles in order to respond to questions (when we have answers) and to find out about the comments, thoughts and experiences you as an audience want to share with us.

Here are 10 of the best pieces we published on the site last week:

banned food ingredients still allowed in the U.S.
1. MOST POPULAR: 11 Banned Food Ingredients Still Allowed in the U.S.
This new slideshow received over 2 million page views, 7,500 Facebook “likes,” 556 user comments, 300 Pinterest pins, and 255 tweets. If you haven’t read it, check it out.

2. Why Go Paleo? Is It for You? (INFOGRAPHIC)
This is the first of a series of new infographics we’re developing.
DID YOU KNOW: LIVESTRONG.COM users are passionate about paleo! Check out the comments on this blog post and infographic.

3. 9 Fat-Torching Kettlebell Moves
DID YOU KNOW: The average person burns 400 calories in a 20-minute kettlebell workout?

4. Hottest Food Trends - Which Ones Are Actually Beneficial?
DID YOU KNOW: Americans spent over $60 million per year on coconut water?

5. 9 Sneaky Ways to Trick Yourself Out of Snacking
This new slideshow received over 202 Facebook “likes” and 39 user comments.

6. How To Be Authentic
Great new blog post from Yoga teacher Jennifer Pastiloff.

7. Total Body Ball Blast Workout
Total body stability ball workout from Jessica Smith.

8. How ‘Caveman Thinking’ Might Be Holding You Back
Well-researched and thought-provoking piece by Joe Danatelli.

9. Total Body TRX Workout

10. 17 Proven Motivations to Get You Running


Readers – Which of these pieces did you find the most interesting? What topics and questions would you like to see us cover in upcoming pieces on the site?

Jess Barron is Editor-in-Chief at LIVESTRONG.COM. Read some of her other health and fitness articles here. A longtime foodie and fan of Farmer’s Market food, Jess particularly loves heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with burrata cheese, and anything with pumpkin or peanut butter in it! Her love for food fuels her desire to exercise daily. Some of her favorite workout routines include running, yoga, P90X, INSANITY, and mixed martial arts. Jess’s writing can also be found at She has appeared on MSNBC’s “The Most,” ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio and her writing has appeared on and Yahoo!

Follow Jess on Twitter @jessdandy. Also, you can add her on Google+ and follow her on Pinterest.

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