Hobbies to Make you Smarter

Hey there people, Patrick here again with another post about hobbies and leisure for my blog. I wanted to get into some hobbies that can help me as an individual, making me stronger or smarter or anything else like that. Thanks to https://www.easyprices.com/ I found some weights, books, and even a ukulele on the cheap side. Now that I am getting into stride for my new sets of hobbies, I thought it would be a good idea to share these with you guys in case any of you are looking for hobbies to make you smarter. These are all things that anyone can do, requiring either very little or no investment to begin for the most part at least. The only things you really need to do these hobbies would be maybe a smartphone, an open mind and access to a thrift shop.

Regular Exercise

Something that most people consider a chore instead of a hobby, working out is a great way to keep your body feeling young and ambitious. But did you know that regular exercise can actually make you smarter? By doing regularly scheduled exercise you pump more and more oxygen to your brain. This allows your brain to process more information. This will help enhance your object recognition memory, which is the ability to recognize and discriminate the familiarity of objects that you have previously encountered. Even sports like bowling can help you stay active.

regular exercising planking

Learn a Musical Instrument

There are few things that are a satisfying as learning how to play a musical instrument. You may be thinking that a musical instrument is not something very cheap and easy to get into, but you would be wrong! The first instrument I go into was a harmonica that I found in a thrift store for under two dollars. Learning how to play and understand music can help by enhancing your cognitive skills by promoting certain functions development. According to a research study underwent by Boston Children’s Hospital in 2014, children who are taught to play an instrument show improved performance for processing speed and verbal fluency

Harmonica Note chart

Learning a New Language

The concept of learning a new language may seem restricted to those travelling but that is not the case. Learning a foreign language slows down brain ageing and can have an overall positive affect on your brain cognition in later-life. Being able to speak multiple languages improves something referred to as executive function ability, which can allow you to perform demanding mental tasks at a much higher rate. Polyglots, or people who can speak multiple languages are also considerably better at solving puzzles and completing task management due to their better attention and task switching capacities in your brain. You can even learn for free, thanks to websites like Duolingo

Duolingo Free language courses

So, those are some of the hobbies I picked up lately to help make me smarter. Like I said at the beginning, these are all simple to get into. They also require very little in terms of money to start doing. You can find outdoor workout areas in most major cities that are free to use, lots of thrift shops will have beginner instruments available for a very low price as long as you don’t care too much what you are playing and lastly, you can find lots of free resources online for learning another language. Hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you haven’t already then check out my post on arcade machines.