6 Books That’ll Make You Smarter, Stronger, Or Healthier

transcendental meditation book#4. Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. ($15 @ Amazon.com)

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is an easy-to-learn meditation method that anyone can learn. The practice can be done just about anywhere and explains, using science and research, how TM twice a day — 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening — has been scientifically proven to lead to better relaxation, sleep, and creativity.


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stoppani muscle and strength#5. Jim Stoppani’s Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength ($16 @ Amazon.com

Intimidated by the gym? Don’t know where to start with weights? Dr. Jim Stoppani has you covered. His encyclopedia does everything from define key words, buzz words, and exercise styles, to provide nearly 400 exercise explanations and offer more than 100 workouts.