Want A Higher IQ? Try These!
UNIQUE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR INTELLIGENCE:
➢ Ramp up your cardio: Studies show that higher levels of cardiovascular fitness are associated with better memory function and that exercising can protect against dementia and increase cognitive performance.
➢ Learn an instrument: Musical pursuits drive the brain’s ability to ‘rewire’ itself, and creates more ‘grey matter’. That means it makes you smarter, and guards against the effects of aging.
➢ There’s an app for that: Download a brain-training app so you can flex your brain muscles while commuting or waiting in line. “Lumosity” and “Peak” are two of the more popular ones.
➢ Ditch the GPS: A study found that the brains of cab drivers actually grew on the job as they learned more and more about their city. Ditch the GPS every once in a while, to gain an intellectual edge.
➢ Take notes: Storing more items in your short-term memory is linked to greater intelligence. Carrying a notebook to jot down thoughts, ideas and to-dos is a great way to increase the amount of information you memorize.
➢ Play chess: It engages both hemispheres of the brain, which helps you use both creativity and logic simultaneously.