5 new health and fitness books worth buying

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Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You
By Jessica Cassity

Premise: In her job as a health journalist for magazines like Prevention, Cassity was able to speak with some of the top docs, nutritionists, psychologists, and fitness pros.

“I was always amazed by the little nuggets of wisdom they would throw out during a conversation,” says Cassity, who shares a year’s worth in this book.

Who’s it for? This is Chicken Soup for the Soul for New Yorkers. Smart, busy people looking for pithy bits of wisdom from wellness pros.

How realistic is the method? There’s no real method—just bite-size nuggets of information and actionable suggestions from experts, like yogi Elena Brower to Thomas Gilovich, PhD, a psychology professor at Cornell University.

Two faves: Vent strategically after an argument. And Strength train for a slim silhouette.

Takeway and grade: Should you try out or adopt a handful of strategies in the book, you may be inspired to slow down, eat better, sleep more or even chuck your hectic city life altogether and move to Oregon, like the author. A