How to increase your IQ

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How to increase your IQ

Many people think that intelligence is something you either have or you don’t.  Many early studies in IQ testing concluded that there was no way to improve someone’s IQ permanently and it was a complete waste of time trying.  However, many more recent studies have determined that a few simple tips can help increase your IQ by as much as 20 points. The brain is like any other area of the body, the more you use it, the stronger it gets.  Doing brain specific activities can help promote healthy brain activity and help you increase your overall IQ. First start of doing an online free IQ test (try for instance, after this baseline start with these improvements:

  1.  Eat Good Food.  Eating a healthy breakfast is not just the beginning of a good day, it is also essential for proper brain functioning.  A breakfast that is high in protein such as eggs, meats and dairy products is the best way to fuel your brain.  Foods that are high in Omega 3 have been proven to be essential for brain function.  Make sure your diet is rich in omega 3 helps to avoid mental decline and stroke later in life.
  2. Get Moving!  Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s also good for your brain.  Moderate exercise has been proven to increase the blood flow to your brain.  When you increase the flow of blood to your brain, you also increase the amount of oxygen and glucose in your brain.  With increased oxygen, your brain functions better.  The clarity that comes after the exercise can also be beneficial to your IQ.  Once your brain is flooded with glucose and oxygen, you are more capable of concentrating on difficult tasks.  Take this time after you exercise to read a challenging book or solve a problem that been puzzling you.  You may find that the task is much easier than you had anticipated.
  3. Turn Off the Television.  Television is a deceiving appliance.  There are many educational shows that can increase your knowledge, but not necessarily increase your IQ.  Television is mostly passive learning.  This means that it doesn’t require your brain to work to gain the knowledge.  Instead of watching television, read a book or listen to music.  Challenge your brain by doing a crossword puzzle or Sudoku.  Try solving that darn Rubik’s cube that has mocked you since the Eighties.  Try playing chess or Tetris on the computer.  Any of these activities will help your brain work and help you increase your overall IQ.
  4. Be Creative.  Find a hobby or create something that is interesting to you.  Paint, sculpt or build something.  Write a script, novel or short story you have been mulling over.  Take up a new hobby such as learning to play an instrument.  Get out of the normal routine.  For instance, if you normally love building model cars, try switching over to model airplanes.  The dynamics of cars and planes are different and will challenge your brain to think in other ways.
  5. Get Some Rest.  Sleep is very important to your body and brain. It is recommended that you get at least 8 hours of rest a day.  Your body needs this time to rejuvenate and refresh.  Getting less than 8 hours of sleep at night can rob your brain of the time it needs to process what you learned during the waking hours and turn it into permanent memories.
 Follow these simple guidelines for a period of time, and you should see your IQ scores increase.  Eat healthy, exercise and expand your horizons to help increase your intelligence. Let us know the result!

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