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6 hobbies develop intelligence

6 hobbies that help you develop intelligence

This time we will teach you 6 hobbies that you can practice to increase your intelligence. These are simple activities, and many of them are every day, that has a positive influence on your brain and favors its functioning. I kept reading and I know what they are! Below, we present 6 daily hobbies that will make you a more intelligent person Take note!

Play a musical instrument

In addition to increasing creativity and fine-tuning fine motor skills, making music strengthens the corpus callosum that unites the hemispheres of the brain by creating new connections. As a result, it improves executive skills, memory, and the ability to solve problems.

If you want to know more, I learned 7 reasons why people who study music tend to be more successful.

6 hobbies develop intelligence


Reading reduces stress and also increases the three types of intelligence : crystallized intelligence , the ability to use skills, knowledge and experience; fluid intelligence , the ability to think logically and solve problems in situations independently of the knowledge acquired; and emotional intelligence , the ability to recognize one’s own and others’ emotions and use that information to guide thought and behavior.

To enjoy reading, even more, I put some of these 10 tips into practice.

Train regularly

Exercise not only has consequences on a physical level but also mentally. When you exercise, the cells create FNDC, known as “neurotrophic factor derived from the brain”, a protein that collaborates with memory, learning, attention, and understanding. A tip: try that your exercise sessions are not sporadic, but regular.

Learning new skills creates new neural connections and allows the brain to function more and better.

6 hobbies develop intelligence

I learned a new language

Learning languages streamlines your reasoning and enables your brain to execute mentally demanding tasks successfully, for example, planning and problem-solving. If you do not know how to start, or you think you are already a bit older to achieve it, visit our note How to learn a language in a few weeks and discover some tricks.

Increase your information retention capacity

When we study for an exam at the last moment we usually prioritize memorization, that is, we focus on collecting as much information as possible to use it in the short term and we end up forgetting it quickly. It is clear that it is not the best option, instead, we should bet on cumulative knowledge.

To learn some techniques, we suggest our article How to better retain the information you read in 3 simple steps.


One of the main benefits of meditation is the ability to control our own brain waves and feel what we want to feel whenever we want. This means, for example, that if before an important meeting we meditate and focus on looking strong and confident, we will probably achieve it. You may also like: