Imagine if you had the opportunity to become more innovative. What would you do? You probably wouldn’t just sit there. You’d take action and explore new ways of learning and growing intellectually. Although many people fear getting older, becoming more innovative is a significant advantage of maturing.

As adults, we have the benefit of knowing what we like and are good at, which is essential when developing our intellect. Keeping your brain active with new challenges can help you retain knowledge longer and keep your mind sharp as you age. Any activity that forces us to think critically about information, solve problems or understand concepts will help us get more innovative. Here are seven things you can do now to boost your intelligence: