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5. Be Physically Active

5. Be Physically Active

Regular exercise strengthens connections between brain cells and increases BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) protein that helps with learning, concentration, memory, and understanding, also often referred to as mental acuity.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 7 Hobbies That Make You Smarter According To Science

1. Playing Musical Instruments.

Studies show that playing music boosts language, analytical skills, memory, fine motor skills, executive skills, problem-solving skills besides creativity

A lot of brain studies showed that playing a musical instrument strengthens the corpus callosum that links the brain hemispheres by creating new connections.

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3. Meditate Daily.

Meditation is the oldest form of relaxation technique that significantly affects every part of the brain and benefits the mind and body. Once Buddha was asked, “what have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing”. “However, let me tell what I lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death ”

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2. Read Like No Tomorrow

Reading increases crystallized, fluid, and emotional intelligence makes confident and smarter than others. Better able to navigate everyday life and solve problems. Researchers have found that vivid readers have high brain flexibility, concentration, listening skills, and memory. Reading can help to detect patterns, understanding processes, and accurately interpreting and responding to other people’s feelings.

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7. Test Your Cumulative Learning.

Keeping track of important details and bits of knowledge you acquire during meetings and conferences. Maintain a small journal to note down anything that strikes your attention.

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6. Learn A Foreign Language

People who can speak more than one language are better at solving puzzles than people who speak only one language. Learning new languages is one of the wonderful hobbies that make your brain sharp. It boosts your critical thinking, listening skills, attentiveness and makes you perform better at mentally demanding tasks such as planning and problem-solving.

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4.Brainstorm To Become Smarter

Brainstorming complicated chess games or tough riddles changes neural pathways and synapses, which help us to see things from different points of view. It helps us understand the cause and effect of behaviors and emotions. 

As our cognitive abilities improve, we become aware of new patterns, learn things faster and memorize more. Scientists have found that people with high neuroplasticity are at lower risk of anxiety and depression. 

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Engaging in New Hobbies

Engaging in new hobbies requires to learn new skills that put extra pressure on the brain to work faster and better. 

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1. Painting

Painting can be a great stress reliever.

Painting gives you a different perspective on life – it teaches you not to care about what others think, and to master this skill, you must learn to trust your judgment. Plus, it is the best way to make your emotions and feelings come alive. You can even take painting courses and turn your art into a business.

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Meditation

Meditation significantly lowers depression, stress, and anxiety – the key reasons for a restless mind. 

Elimination of these factors greatly helps in improving concentration, thus increasing your productivity level.

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Default choices

90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.

To make smarter choices, design smarter defaults. And habits can be developed by shaping the invisible defaults of your life.

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