When we wake up January 1, many of us are seized by the same impulse: Must make self healthier.
Surveys show that personal wellness is the primary driver of our New Year's self-improvement plans: More than half of adults in the United States vow to exercise more, and another 35 percent make a general pledge to lose weight, according to a recent poll. Other popular goals include eating more nutritiously, getting better sleep, and living more joyfully. Given this ambitious to-do list, you might be tempted to try almost anything.
Not so fast: As it turns out, some of today's most talked-about health trends are also, well, some of the dumbest. With help from leading experts, we've rated them on a scale of 1 (skip it!) to 5 (try it!) so you can see which ones really are worth your time and money in 2013.
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