Every time you move in to get a kiss from your sweetheart, you’re probably thinking that it’s simply a way to express how you feel (and what a great way it is!). But kissing is not only a way to emotionally connect with the one you love. Kissing also has a ton of health benefits.
So, the next time you’re about to lock lips, take a second to pat yourself on the back. Not only are you about to make each other’s hearts feel good, you’re about to improve each other’s physical condition too!
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1. Kissing boosts your immunity
There is something to be said for this first point. If one of you has a cold, all you’re going to do is pass it to each other if you kiss. But if both of you are healthy, in many ways, kissing is a nature’s vaccine. Sharing spit transfers germs, which can ultimately help to improve your body’s line of defense against bacteria and viruses.
2. Kissing tightens and tones your facial muscles
If all you’re planning on doing is giving a peck on the lips, this benefit will not apply. But if your intention is to have an impromptu make out session, watch out! You are on your way to giving yourself a face lift! OK, it’s not going to be as dramatic as one you would receive from a cosmetic surgeon, but the more you move your face around, the stronger your jawline will be and that can reduce the appearance of sagging skin.
3. Kissing reduces your blood pressure
Has your doctor recently told you that you have high blood pressure? Altering your diet, exercising a few days a week and kissing can all help to decrease it. For pretty obvious reasons, kissing helps to get you excited in the best way possible. That helps your heart to beat faster, dilate your blood vessels and in turn, lower your blood pressure. Pretty awesome,indeed.
4. Kissing reduces your risk of tooth decay
Would you have ever thought that kissing helps to decrease tooth decay? How it happens is the more saliva you have in your mouth, the more capable your body is of removing the bacteria that causes plaque build-up, gingivitis and ultimately tooth decay. When you kiss, you have your spit and theirs. Yeah, it might sound a little gross but it’s super-beneficial.
5. Kissing burns calories
You’re not going to burn 10 pounds in two weeks by kissing. That’s the bad news. The good news is that a full-onkissing session can be the most fun you’ve had while getting rid of calories in a long time! You can lose as much as 15-16 calories with a passionate kiss. Not bad. Not at all.
6. Kissing relaxes you
Serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin are all chemicals in the brain that can help you to feel better. When you’re inthe process of kissing, these chemicals are instantly triggered. That can make you feel happy and also very calm and relaxed. That’s why a good smooch session is a good idea before turning in for the night. Have fun!