They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. And that might be true. But have you heard of a kiss being able to keep you healthy and strong?
You probably know the emotional benefits of kissing your partner by now. It feels good. It feels great whenever you are able to express your love and affection for your partner through a kiss. It always feels nice whenever you have a partner who surprises you with random kisses out of nowhere; kisses that would just get your heart racing and make you smile.
But those aren’t the only benefits that kissing can bring into your life. It turns out that scientifically, there are plenty of positives to kissing your partner a lot. And that makes sense, right? After all, kissing is a physical act. It only makes sense that a physical act like that would have a few physical benefits as well.
So, if you are the kind of weird person who needs more incentive to kiss the one you love, then this article is definitely for you. But let’s all be real here. You probably don’t need to be convinced of the fact that kissing is great especially when you’re doing it with the right person.
1. Kissing helps ease allergies.
Research has shown us that just a 30-minute session of kissing can actually dramatically reduce the symptoms of hay fever or allergies that are caused by pollen or dust.
2. Kissing helps relieve stress.
If you are someone who is constantly feeling stressed out, then look to lock lips with your partner. Science has shown that kissing can actually help relieve the tension and stress in the body. This is due to the release of oxytocin in the human body. Oxytocin is a hormone that naturally calms a person.
3. Kissing helps burn calories.
Kissing is still a physical act. And as you might expect, any physical act is going to help in burning calories. But here’s the thing: kissing can also increase your heart rate. And whenever your body is operating with an elevated heart rate, then that is when it is burning the most fat. That’s when you end up burning the most calories.
4. Kissing helps keep you looking young.
Whenever you get locked in a passionate kiss with a partner, you are recruiting the services of around 30 underlying facial muscles and 112 postural muscles. When you tone these muscles, you are able to smooth out any wrinkles that lay on top of them. When you kiss, you end up looking younger for longer.
5. Kissing helps prevent lung disease.
Traditionally, a human being inhales new air around 20 times every minute. However, when you’re making out with someone, you can be inhaling as much as 60 times a minute. This is a very good workout for your lungs and it might even lead to better lung capacity as well. Not to mention the fact that your lungs get stronger; therefor, the likelihood of lung disease goes down.
6. Kissing helps regulate your blood pressure.
Everyone knows that kissing is always good for the heart. But who knew that that could be taken to mean in both a literal and figurative way? A long and passionate kiss actually has the power to regulate a person’s heartbeat and even lower cholesterol levels by dilating the blood vessels.
7. Kissing helps relieve headaches and pains.
Not a lot of people are aware of this, but kissing can actually serve as some kind of pain reliever much like aspirins. The reason for this is that kissing can actually trigger the body to produce more oxytocin – a hormone that helps the body deal with pains and aches.
8. Kissing helps improve your immune system.
There is bacteria in your mouth. And when you kiss with your partner, you are essentially just give each other your personal bacteria. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, if you expose yourselves to such kind of bacteria, it can really help boost your immune system in the long run.
9. Kissing helps prevent cavities.
If you, like most people, hate going to the dentist, then just make out with your partner more. It turns out that kissing can be considered as a natural cleansing procedure for your teeth. The exchange of saliva during kissing can neutralize acids and wash away food particles or sbacteria from the teeth.
WILD CARD: Kissing helps improve a person’s overall productivity.
Studies have also shown that kissing isn’t going to be just beneficial to your overall health, but it can also help improve your quality of life as well. Research indicates that men who kiss their wives goodbye before the leave for work every morning end up being more productive at the office – and by extension, these men also end up earning more money as well.