How to Get Smarter With Brain Exercise

How to Get Smarter With Brain Exercise

Most people think your Intelligence Quotient is static; what you are born with is what you keep. This is not so; you can improve your I.Q. and make yourself smarter with brain exercises. The brain makes new neural pathways when it is forced to do anything new. Any new, stimulating activity will force the brain to work better and get smarter.


1. Use your non-dominant hand for every day tasks. According to the Franklin Institute, this activity forces your brain to create new neural pathways.

2. Read, do crossword puzzles or Sudoku and play Scrabble. Any activity that forces you to think will stimulate your brain and increase your I.Q. level. When you get good at one type of puzzle, try a new one.

3. Take a shower, get dressed or eat with your eyes closed. This forces your brain to grow in order to adapt.

4. Travel to new places. Traveling stimulates the brain, as does social activity and interacting with people. This might also force you to learn a new language if you travel outside the country.

5. Learn to play an instrument or take a class to learn something new. Anything that keeps you learning will make you smarter.

6. Turn your pictures upside down. This forces your brain to work while you look at them.

7. Learn to dance. Learning new dance moves will make new neural connections in your brain.