How to Boost Your IQ

If you’re looking to boost your IQ, look no further. While science has shown that we’re all born with a certain level of intelligence, we can develop our intelligence socially through education and training. If your thoughts have been a bit sluggish lately, or if you simply want to set yourself apart from your peers, we have some tips for you.

1. Exercise

Perhaps obvious to a few, but not to all, exercise is one of the best things you can do to increase your intelligence. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, gets you away from the computer and gives you something else to focus on, but it also gives you energy and focus.

3. Eat, drink, and be merry

Not only does being social, laughing, and maintaining healthy relationships help you live longer, but it also keeps you emotionally stable and happy, thus allowing your brain to focus and maintain memories more easily.

5. Experience life from a different angle

While these might sound a bit strange, studies have shown that if you write, brush your teeth or comb your hair with your opposite hand, eat blindfolded, or even challenge your memory by taking a different way home from work, it all breaks your normal routine, activating different areas of your brain.

2. Sleep effectively

Sounds weird, we know, but getting to know your sleep pattern and making sure you fall asleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day, not only ensures you get the right amount of sleep, but also the right type of sleep. When your body is in a sleep rhythm, you’re more able to complete your sleep cycle and wake up refreshed and ready to focus and learn.

4. Do something out of the ordinary

Go on a trip, take up, well, fencing lessons, or even surprise an old friend with a visit. Really, doing something spur of the moment is not only invigorating, but it may increase blood flow to your brain, foster creativity and bring joy to your life.

While these might sound a bit strange, if you eat blindfolded, it breaks your normal routine, activating different areas of your brain.

While these might sound a bit strange, if you eat blindfolded, it breaks your normal routine, activating different areas of your brain.

1. Exercise

Perhaps obvious to a few, but not to all, exercise is one of the best things you can do to increase your intelligence. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, gets you away from the computer and gives you something else to focus on, but it also gives you energy and focus.

2. Sleep effectively

Sounds weird, we know, but getting to know your sleep pattern and making sure you fall asleep and wake up at roughly the same time every day, not only ensures you get the right amount of sleep, but also the right type of sleep. When your body is in a sleep rhythm, you’re more able to complete your sleep cycle and wake up refreshed and ready to focus and learn.

3. Eat, drink, and be merry

Not only does being social, laughing, and maintaining healthy relationships help you live longer, but it also keeps you emotionally stable and happy, thus allowing your brain to focus and maintain memories more easily.

4. Do something out of the ordinary

Go on a trip, take up, well, fencing lessons, or even surprise an old friend with a visit. Really, doing something spur of the moment is not only invigorating, but it may increase blood flow to your brain, foster creativity and bring joy to your life.

5. Experience life from a different angle

While these might sound a bit strange, studies have shown that if you write, brush your teeth or comb your hair with your opposite hand, eat blindfolded, or even challenge your memory by taking a different way home from work, it all breaks your normal routine, activating different areas of your brain.

Conquering your fears wakes up rarely used parts of your brain,

and challenges you to think in ways you’ve never thought before.

6. Become a math whiz

All of us passed algebra back in school, but if it’s been a few years, chance are that you’ve forgotten quite a bit. Just for the heck of it, open up a book or head online and challenge yourself for fifteen minutes. Better yet, find a mental math game online, and sharpen your skills of doing math on the fly!

8. Conquer your fears

It’s hard to imagine how amazing we call can be, and in some ways the possibilities are endless. If you’ve always had a fear of heights, go sky-diving. Afraid of spiders? Head to the insect exhibit at your local zoo. Terrified of drowning? Jump in that pool! Conquering your fears wakes up rarely used parts of your brain, and challenges you to think in ways you’ve never thought before.

7. Crack open a book

Nowadays, you can have no more excuses. Not only are e-readers light and capable of carrying nearly hundreds of books, but you can also read books on your mobile. Most of the classics are free btw, and we promise you, classics have stayed popular for a reason, because they’re freakin’ awesome!

9. Teach others

Even though you think you may know something, it sometimes isn’t until you have to explain it to someone that you really memorize anything. For example, sure you may understand the theory of relativity. But try explaining it to your nephew or nieces, then you may find yourself at a loss of words. Teaching something makes you think of different ways of viewing things, which is of course great exercise for your brain.

6. Become a math whiz

All of us passed algebra back in school, but if it’s been a few years, chance are that you’ve forgotten quite a bit. Just for the heck of it, open up a book or head online and challenge yourself for fifteen minutes. Better yet, find a mental math game online, and sharpen your skills of doing math on the fly!

7. Crack open a book

Nowadays, you can have no more excuses. Not only are e-readers light and capable of carrying nearly hundreds of books, but you can also read books on your mobile. Most of the classics are free btw, and we promise you, classics have stayed popular for a reason, because they’re freakin’ awesome!

8. Conquer your fears

It’s hard to imagine how amazing we call can be, and in some ways the possibilities are endless. If you’ve always had a fear of heights, go sky-diving. Afraid of spiders? Head to the insect exhibit at your local zoo. Terrified of drowning? Jump in that pool! Conquering your fears wakes up rarely used parts of your brain, and challenges you to think in ways you’ve never thought before.

9. Teach others

Even though you think you may know something, it sometimes isn’t until you have to explain it to someone that you really memorize anything. For example, sure you may understand the theory of relativity. But try explaining it to your nephew or nieces, then you may find yourself at a loss of words. Teaching something makes you think of different ways of viewing things, which is of course great exercise for your brain.