But did you know that kissing has some pretty incredible effects on your overall health?
1) Feel-Good Chemicals:
A recent Lafayette College study found that when you’re kissing your loved one’s your body releases the following chemicals:
* Oxytocin (a calming chemical).
* Endorphins (a feel-good chemical).
* Dopamine (which promotes bonding).
Kissing releases hormones in the brain, namely dopamine, which is associated with pleasure. The good vibes don’t stop there, kissing also increases your level of oxytocin, which relaxes us. Kissing even helps in alleviating your stress by releasing oxytocin. Oxytocin also plays an important role in human trust, so couples who kiss often, havr higher levels of trust in their relationship.
2) Burns Calories:
Several studies suggest that kissing your partner for a minute burns 2 to 6 calories, compared to 11 calories from trotting on a treadmill. What would you rather do: trot 10 minutes a day on a treadmill or kiss your partner for 20 minutes? Kissing also helps to double your metabolic rate and naturally the calories burn faster than they do when you are at rest.
3) Boosts Your Immunity:
A study that was published in the journal Medical Hypotheses reported that kissing could increase a woman’s immunity from Cytomegalovirus. Basically, the idea is that while kissing, you’re passing along germs directly from person to person. As gross as that sounds, it is actually a boost for your immune system.
4) Helps Your Face Look Younger:
There are plenty of exercises you can do to tone your body but, unfortunately, toning your face is a little different. When we kiss, we use up to 30 muscles in our cheeks and face that can actually help your face look younger and more toned. No need for a facelift, just make out with your partner more often.
5) Oral Health & Cavities:
kissing can prevent cavities by passing saliva that helps to get rid of the bacteria that causes cavities. Then again, if you’re going to be doing a lot of kissing, chances are you’ve already brushed your teeth anyway. Hopefully.
6) Protects Your Heart:
Kissing protects your heart by boosting the levels of adrenaline in your system. This increase of adrenaline expands blood vessels which in turn drops blood pressure. Adrenaline has the same effect on your heart as jogging or cycling.