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The following was written by Lisa Walden and published by CountryLiving.

15 hobbies that will raise your IQ, according to science
Gardening, knitting and reading are among the hobbies which can increase our levels of intelligence, new research has found.

The team at DIYS.com asked 4,694 volunteers in July 2020 to sit an IQ test to discover the activities which can improve our cerebral intelligence, boosting our brain power.

Learning an instrument scooped the top spot, as findings discovered that doing so engages nearly every area of the brain at once. In fact, playing music uses both parts of the brain’s “hemispheres whilst increasing activity within the corpus callosum (the bridge)”. Time to brush the dust off your instrument and get playing again…

In second and third place came knitting and exercising, respectively, with both activities engaging cognitive stimulation. In the study, 71% said knitting helped to increase their concentration levels, while those who exercised were found to have a larger brain volume in the memory.

“This year has challenged many of us physically, mentally and emotionally and so the surge of starting a new hobby comes as no surprise. Participating in a new activity is a practical way of helping our mental health, especially if we are cooped up in our homes for a long period of time,” Stefan Gheorghe from DIYS.com says.

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The following was written by Lisa Walden and published by CountryLiving.

As the study shows, arts and crafts among other mobility-training activities can improve our moods alongside developing our cognitive skills. Without realising, these activities are improving our emotional wellbeing as well as making us smarter.”

Other hobbies to make the list include meditating, writing, blogging, trying new recipes and sewing, too.

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to boost your IQ levels? Take a look at the full list of hobbies to try below…

Learning a new instrument (9.71% IQ increase)
Knitting (9.68%)
Exercising (7.37%)
Reading (7.07%)
Practising meditation (6.38%)
Learning a new language (5.88%)
Gardening (5.10%)
Joining an online video game group (4.81%)
Making and editing videos (4.26%)
Trying new recipes every week (4.17%)
Start writing/blogging (4.12%)
Colouring in an art book (3.96%)
Daily journaling (3.26%)
Playing a new board game (2.00%)
Sewing (1.03%)

We suggest a frequency of: Each day
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Jordan Peterson – Is Increasing IQ Possible?
Professor of psychology Dr. Jordan B Peterson talks about how we still haven’t found a way to simply increase IQ.
Is IQ Important or Insignificant? | Is there any purpose to knowing your IQ score?
This video answers the question: Is IQ important? IQ is a measure of the g factor (general mental ability) also known as intelligence. Two popular IQ are the WAIS and the Stanford-Binet. There is a good deal of controversy over the value of intelligence testing, especially for those who are functioning well. IQ is a standard score, it has mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. IQ can be important depending on one’s perspective, but normally learning your IQ score is not particularly useful.

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