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8 Hobbies That Have Been Scientifically Proven to Raise Your IQ

By Justas Markus.

A list of eight hobbies that make you smarter.

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Play a Musical Instrument

Many skills are practiced simultaneously, leading to an overall enhanced cognitive effect.



Read Anything

All genres are beneficial and affect different types of intelligence.


Exercise Regularly

Regular physical activity is beneficial to intelligence. Exercising in bursts is less effective.


Learn a New Language

Enhanced focus, attention, and problem solving are some of the benefits here.


Test Your Cumulative Learning

Avoid cramming. Instead make a habit of noting salient features, and making acute observations.



Exercise Your Brain

Neuroplasticity improves with puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku.


Meditate

The benefits of controlling our brainwaves.


Cook Different Meals

In addition to the obvious health benefits, you also benefit from increased creativity, focus and mindfulness.