Have you ever wondered why elite people perform at a higher level than others?
Fortunately, mind and body hackers have searched for reasons these people perform better than everyone else.
Apparently it’s possible to hack your brain to improve how it functions.
It gets better:
These 7 hacks are super simple and anyone can do them.
Stimulate brain cell growth by hacking neurogenesis.
There is a substance that helps in this process and it is part of the nerve growth factor. The substance aids in the growth, functioning and development of brain cells. BDNF or brain-derived neurotrophic factor is a protein that boosts the growth of synapses and new neurons via dendrite and axon sprouting.
Here are some natural ways to stimulate BDNF production:
Running enhances BDNF production, which further boosts neuron growth. You should enable your brain to maintain a strong wiring. Audiobooks help in downloading information to your brain. So, listen to as many as you can.
The best exercise to increase the production of BDNF is aerobic. Exercise helps in the stimulation of our brain’s new cells.
Hack Neurotransmitters with nootropics.
Cells wire together, if they fire together. Our brain is capable of determining new connections. Increase your knowledge and boost your feature of knowing. Neurotransmitters are chemical substances that are transported with the firing of neurons.
Nootropics are drugs that aid in the cognitive enhancement of supplements, which further improves motivation, memory, performance and creativity. The drug – originally – was designed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, ADHD and Alzheimer’s. Some of them are Dopamine, Acetylcholine and GABA or Gamma-aminobutyric acid.
Become a superlearner.
Reading and exercise helps in the development of our brain. A majority of us put an end to learning after the completion of our academic life. Reading boosts learning capacity. So, follow the hacks below and become a superlearner:
YouTube is one of the best sources to access learning materials, such as, online lectures, videos and more. You can listen and watch various tutorials, speeches and more. The most recommended source is the “Khan Academy”.
Read a lot
You can improve the power of your intelligence by reading at a ferocious rate.
Invest time intelligently
Manage your time in a wise manner. Do not waste it on frivolous activities, where you will not gain anything.
Originally published on the Ideapod blog.