Who doesn’t love a sweet, heart warming and soothing kiss? I don’t know about you guys, but I certainly do. Kissing is probably one of the earliest evolutionary process that humans have followed for bonding. The iconic kisses of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind and Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicarpio’s romantic lip-locking in Titanic melted my heart while growing up and ever since I’ve imagined myself having the perfect kiss with the love of my life!
Fun aside, a quick smooch is healthy for you as well. It releases happy hormones and relieves stress and anxiety. Even the experts and doctors have the similar say in kissing. According to Andréa Demirjian, author of “Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures.”
“Kissing is intimate: You’re right there in the space of your soul. It gets to the core of your heart and spirit because it’s such a lovely way to express and receive love and affection. A kiss a day really can keep the doctor away.”
On that note, today I present you these six health benefits of kissing that you probably didn’t know. Pucker up!
Guys if you are worried about your weight and not going to gym, you can compensate it by passionately kissing your partner. Believe me, it will improve your body’s metabolism and burn calories like butter. A passionate make-out session can burn up to 7-15 calories per kiss. Don’t worry guys, you don’t have to kiss you partner for an hour or more, it just have to be passionate one! Also, another logic behind kissing and burning calories is that during a passionate kiss you reach a point where you start breathing heavily. As oxygen consumption is the key to burning calories, you burn more calories when you breath heavy and kiss.
2. Reduce anxiety
Feeling anxious? Stop for a second and go kiss you partner! Kissing is known to reduce nervousness and stress hormone cortisol and serotonin level in the brain. According to affection exchange theory, 2009 study Western Journal of Communication, physical exchanges of affection, including kissing, “buffer the individual against the physiological effects of stress.” Therefore kissing is more like a therapy session as it upgrades your state of mind, releases good hormones in your body, and makes you happy.
3.Enhance Sexual Compatibility
Kissing is undoubtedly an excellent way to express love and affection towards your partner. Not only this, its a life hack to find out whether your date is sexually compatible for you or not. As the saying goes, first impression is the last impression, first kiss is all it takes to define your relationship. If it’s embarrasing or crappy, then you might want to take your lips and the rest of you away from there! But it’s not a crime to give a second try as first kiss can be utterly terrifying or awkward moment for some.
4.Good for your teeth?
“Kiss a day keeps your dentist away”. You’re absolutely wrong if you think kissing your partner will spread harmful bacteria. Instead, it will do good for your mouth and helps to fight cavities. A serious make out session produces the saliva which is essential to remove all the plaque on your teeth that can lead to cavities. Hence, the more you kiss, the less you get cavities!
5.Lower Blood Pressure
Yes, you read that right- kissing actually reduces your blood pressure. Our lips are made up of blood vessels and kissing loved ones makes the blood vessels dilated. The blood flows from lips to face to all the vital parts of your body. Interestingly, the vigorous kissing accelerates your heart’s rhythm promoting balanced blood flow to all the body’s organ and this ultimately lowers your blood pressure back to normal. Hence, kissing is a good work out for people with hypertension!
6. Might Reduce Signs of Aging
Like I mentioned earlier, kissing increases the blood flow through out your body, particularly to the face and neck which stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen helps to increase the elasticity of your skin, making you look younger and beautiful. Hence a passionate kissing marathon will help you shape up your neck and jawline, the spots where the signs are aging are more visible. So, ladies and of course gentlemen, I highly recommend you to kiss your partner longer and deeper if you want to stay young! Wink!
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