Kissing tells the brain to release endorphins just like other physical activities. These hormones help the body to relax and reduce stress. Oxytocin is also released when you’re smooching – and that’s the “trust” hormone that bonds mothers to babies and makes women fall in love.
Want to lose some weight – well try some kissing! Puckering up and lip smacking burns up to 6 calories a minute, which isn’t all that much unless you keep kissing all night long. At 120 to 360 calories burned off per hour, it’s better than not eating that piece of chocolate.
And that’s not all the exercise you get when kissing. A kiss uses 30 facial muscles and tightens up your cheeks. It brings more circulation to your face and that means more rosy color in your cheeks. And kissing plump up your lips. So kissing is like pampering yourself with a great facial.
Kissing is good for the heart because it increases the flow of adrenaline and makes the heart beat faster and the blood pump stronger.
And speaking of hearts — Kissing can open your heart to feel the love between you and a beloved (or even a potential beloved). A great kiss can be the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime.
A good kiss is a great foundation for love. No matter how long you and your loved one have been together, kissing remains an important part of any relationship. Research has shown that partners who kiss each other goodbye every day increase their lifespan by five years. As one man so wisely once put it, “When my wife kisses me, it’s like she’s telling me, ‘I love you’ without words
Need more reasons? Nah, it’s good for your natural health and for you natural beauty – so just go ahead and pucker up! Muchas smoochas to you!