Kiss is not only pleasant, but according to some scientific researches, it is also beneficial for health. For example, if you are in a stressful situation, kissing your beloved can help you to calm down and let go of the stress and worry. Kissing can improve one’s mood, relieve stress, reduce pain and even prolong our youth. Let’s get more into details of health benefits of kissing.
First lets find out what ‘kiss’ means? Here is how Encyclopedia Britannica describes this term:
“A touch or caress of the lips upon the lips, cheek, hand, or feet of another to signify affection, greeting, reverence, or physical attraction.”
Now, in many countries cheek kiss is a form of greeting and is considered to be a polite way to say ‘Hello’ (for example, in France, Switzerland and Belgium).
In this article, we will mostly talk about the kiss where two lovers are involved.
According to the ancient authors ‘the kiss is the exchange between two soles’.
When two people passionately kiss, each one of them uses more than 30 facial muscles, which helps blood circulation, involves training of the facial muscles (better than any massage) and thus, prevents the appearance of wrinkles. Conclusion: ladies who want to stay young – kiss more!
Another great and interesting fact for those who want to lose weight: 2 minutes of passionate kissing burns about 6 calories, which means if we do it a lot and often, we can get slimmer figure :D. Kissing also boosts the metabolism, which helps to prevent weight gain.
Kissing is very good for teeth. When a person anticipates a kiss, he has the increase of the flow of saliva into the moth and this way, teeth get a plaque-dispersing bath.
Also, people who love kissing and who do it regularly have less problems with insomnia, they are more stable psychologically, than those who don’t have regular kissing in their life.
According to a study, many men take kissing more seriously than just a physicality, because they consider kissing is somehow more about love.
The pleasant process of kissing can also increase life’s expectancy. According to researches, kissing couples live longer and healthier lives, thanks to stronger immune system, they have less age related deceases and plus to all this, their marriage stays strong.
Regular kissers often show themselves more happy, confident and optimistic than people deprived of this pleasant occupation. During the kiss, the body produces ‘the hormone of happiness’, this is why people who love kissing are usually very positive and they achieve their goals easier and quicker.
Kissing can really affect one’s mood for better, the 2 minutes kiss in the morning can make an amazing start of the day :D.
And let’s finish with a fun fact, according to Guinness World Records, the longest kiss lasted 50 hours, 25 minutes and 1 second and was achieved by Nonthawat Charoenkaesornsin and Thanakorn Sitthiamthong, both are from Thailand on 12-14 February 2012.
All this being said, my tip of the day – kiss more and you will live longer, happier and healthier life! 🙂
Please share with me some more ‘kissing facts’ and health benefits of kissing in the comment’s section.