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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Practical Steps in Increasing Your I.Q.

I’m sure each one of you would love to know how to increase your IQ. I've already mentioned a bout it in my previous post and I’ve been doing it since before I created this blog. It’s actually the primary reason why I started this blog in the first place --- so I may share with you the steps I’ve been taking to continuously increase my brain power. Now, it’s your turn to put these things to test.

Below are three simple things you can do to increase your IQ:

1. Exercise deep breathing.
2. Be attentive of the way your body moves.
3. Know what your body ingests.

Let me explain these steps further:

Exercise deep breathing.

We all know that we breathe to bring in oxygen to our heart and our blood stream, right? By doing it properly, meaning, deeply, we inhale more oxygen thereby transporting more oxygen to our blood and ultimately to our brain. One sign that will denote if you are breathing deeply is when you feel relaxed. The more relaxed you are, the better improved your brain function will be, for the moment at least. But if you do this regularly, then having an increased I.Q. is just a breath or oxygen away.

Another activity that is related to breathing is doing meditation. When you meditate, you not only breathe deeply but you also focus on it even if it’s just for a just few minutes a day. When you start feeling relaxed and your mind begins to wander, control it and try to focus again on your breathing. For best results, practice meditation at least once a day, in the morning or evening, for a couple of minutes.

If you want to further boost your IQ, try self-hypnosis. It is far more advanced than simply breathing deeply or meditating. Self-hypnosis will help improve your concentration, memory, and daily brain functions. You will think far more clearly than before and your moods will definitely change for the better.

Be attentive of the way your body moves.

One simple thing you can start doing right now is to sit up straight. For most workers, sitting in front of the computer, 8 or so hours a day, is nothing new. But have you noticed how your posture declines as the day progresses? This results in back pain, muscle aches and over fatigue. Be more conscious of how you sit next time. Sit up straight when working and stand up proud when on your feet.

Another step you can take is to do a variety of exercises. It may be stretching or walking or jogging or doing jumping jacks. It can be done when at home or even while at work. Whatever it is that can make your heart beat faster and get the blood pumping will definitely boost your mental powers.

Sleeping well can do wonders to your brain power too! At this day and age, when people seem to take more than they can handle, it is important to remember that sleep does matter too, not just the amount of hours you put in sleeping, but the quality of your sleep as well. You should be able to reach R.E.M. (rapid eye movement) state or dream state in order to get the best benefits. You will know this when you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Know what your body ingests.

Gingko Biloba has always been known as the best memory enhancer. Students take this (either in tea, leaf or capsule form) when they have exams coming up. Why not take it regularly and see how it gives your brain that much needed boost in memory, concentration and overall psychological wellness?

Drinking coffee is also good most especially when done in moderation like taking just 1 cup a day. The caffeine will surely wake up your sleepy brain cells and give you a good start on your day.

Try not to take in too much sugar for while they may give you instant wakefulness (the so-called “sugar rush”), the effect is only fleeting and is immediately replaced by sluggishness and sleepiness. This is because sugar produces insulin which is then absorbed by your veins that give you the lethargic effect. Carbohydrates are rich in sugar so try to avoid them (rice, pasta, candies, cakes, potatoes, etc.).

These things, as you’ve noticed, are not highly scientific ways of increasing your I.Q. Nevertheless, they are practical and proven ways on how you can boost your mental powers for the time being. But when done on a regular basis, that’s already tantamount to having regular and permanent increase on your respective I.Q.! On my next post, I will give you more steps you can take to further increase your I.Q.

For now, feel free to visit those other sites I talked about and let me know if it's also doing wonders for you. I'd be delighted to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions on the matter. You may email me at


  1. how nice...

    now i need to practice breathing...

    inhale... exhalee..

  2. Hi Joseph,

    I'm glad you liked the article. I hope it has been helpful for you. Let me know how was it? Thank you!