Sunday, November 20, 2016

Health Benefits of Kissing – Kiss of Life

Who doesn't love a great kiss? Whether it's your very first smooch or your umpteenth, whether it's a quick peck or a long, lingering kiss you wish would never end, nothing beats a sensational smooch.
Health Benefits of Kissing

Close your eyes a little and imagined being kissed…. Ah ha, you know that feeling - goosebumps, adrenaline rush, your heart pump faster and all that. Kissing can set the tone for more exciting things to come and scientific researchers are telling us to kiss some more, not just fun but for the many vital health benefits, it offers.  Kissing can serve as a mediation of feelings of bonding in relationships, reduce anxiety, improves mood and lower stress.

Romantic kissing is also thought to play a secondary role in established relationships, helping mediate the kinds of long-term pair-bonds that aid in the process of rearing offspring to maturation

“Kissing is intimate, it reaches down into your innermost core, soul, gets into 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 can keep the doctor away” says Andrea Demirjian, author of Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures.

1. Kissing releases your happy hormones

Kissing signals the brain to release happy hormones or the feel-good hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. If you are not in a good mood, kissing will help improve your mood and stay happy. Dr. Joseph Mercola explains that kissing stimulates brain systems associated with sex drive, romantic love, and attachment.

2. Kissing helps burn some calories

Ermm… kissing can’t have the same effects as hitting the gym, however, a passionate kissing session can burn 8 to 16 calories per smooch. You could achieve some more by engaging your spouse in a long, focused and engaged kissing. So heat things up a little.

3. Fight cavities

Increased salivation helps to wash away plaque on the teeth that ultimately causes cavities. When you, it directly pumps in more saliva to the mouth, this helps cleanse up the teeth and remove plaques. However, research has shown that the bacteria that cause gum disease can be spread between individuals via the saliva so ensure the person you are kissing engaged in good oral hygiene.

4. Kissing boosts self-esteem

Researchers have found that men who receive a good romantic kiss from their spouse before they leave to work made more money. Demijirian says “kissing has so much to do with your self-esteem and feeling loved and connected. This study explains that helps lower stress and amps up productivity. Here is my advice, if you need a husband who stays and productive, then kiss him more before he leaves for work.

5. Kissing tone the face

Kissing helps work and shape some face muscles like jawline.  If you are worried your jawline is beginning to drop or sag. Then some vigorous kissing exercise is what you need to shake things up.

6. Decreases pain from cramps and headaches

Now you have an alternative prescription to your menstrual cramps and headache. The blood-vessel-dilation effect brought on by a passionate smooching session helps relieve pain, particularly from a headache or menstrual cramps. It is time to replace that usual unpalatable “Not tonight dear, I think I have a headache” with something more romantic “Honey, come kiss me, I have a headache.

7. Kissing helps lowers blood pressure

Kissing is a sort of an exercise that helps keep the heart healthy.  It helps dilates blood vessels, ensuring that blood is flowing well and getting to all the vital organs. Work your heart up a little bit, kiss your spouse some more.

8. Fight illnesses

Researchers have shown that kissing shown to boost your immune system and reduce allergic responses in people with skin or nasal allergies. Aside from this benefit, kissing also helps decrease stress levels by among partners who kiss more often. It lowers cortisol levels which are our stress hormone. This helps improve the endocrine system and brain health.

9. Enhances Sex

Kissing is a prelude to a better pleasurable sex among couples. Carol Queen, the staff sexologists at Good Vibrations, says “Kissing is a powerful type of foreplay. It helps increase the chances that both partners will have a good and pleasurable erotic experience”

10. Build better relationships and bonding

Kissing between couples or between a mother and her new baby promote intimacy and bonding. When we kiss, we tend to produce the hormone oxytocin also known as the love hormone particularly because it helps bonding and attachment. The point is, we kiss the ones we love and love the ones we kiss.
However, it is important to ensure you practice good oral hygiene before kissing your spouse. There are also certain diseases associated with kissing.

1 comment:

  1. Woah!! Who would have thought that kissing had so many benefits to it. The things that have been mentioned in the article are really interesting. Had fun reading the post. Keep up the great work!