5 new health and fitness books worth buying

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In January, the shelves at Barnes & Noble are flooded with books promising you a healthier, skinnier, happier, stress-free new year.

You just can’t read them all. And so many are terrible, you shouldn’t.

So we browsed the section for you to bring you the best of the new health and fitness releases—testing each tome on its philosophy, methods, and more.

We gave each one a grade, so you’ll know whether it’s worth its salt, let alone your subway commute.