For many people a healthy lifestyle means a longer life without any diseases, a fitter body, a slimmer silhouette and a skin with no imperfections. Yet, there is another benefit of a healthy lifestyle: an increased intellectual capacity.
Constant physical movement and a balanced diet can make wonders for your brain. This is mainly because the amount of movement your make each and every day and the foods you ingest have a great importance on the way in which your brain functions. Let’s take each of these two factors separately and see how they can affect the intellectual capacity of a human being.
First, the physical movement is highly effective in boosting one’s intelligence as it increases the amount of oxygen which reaches the brain. In presence of oxygen, the brain works more effectively, thus having better results when having to deal with stress and fatigue. Also, exercises are highly effective in distressing the brain and relaxing it. This means that your brain will be able to focus on more important things once it has been freed from all the stress and problems. This will further enhance its ability of acquiring information fast and easy and will make it work at a more rapid speed, when needed. Yet, in order to benefit from these effects of the physical exercises, they will have to be done daily, at least 20 or 30 minutes.
The diet is also highly important, as fatty foods, foods containing preservatives and chemical colorants and foods containing high amounts of sugar can be very damaging for the brain. They stop the further development of the brain and can also lead to a regression in the intellectual capacities. This means that your brain will not function as well as it used to and instead of progressing and acquiring new information, it will lose precious notions and useful information.
In order to avoid such things, it is absolutely necessary to alternate a healthy diet with physical movement. Not only will you obtain a healthy and attractive body, which will be envied by all those who see you, but you will also preserve your brain in good function and increase your IQ significantly.