The Top 7 Benefits of Kissing: Pucker Up!On average, you'll spend about 14 days of your life kissing. It's a beautiful act that people often worry about getting right the first time around. But did you know that in addition to being a proof of love, kissing is actually beneficial to your health? Discover the 7 most unsuspected benefits of kissing! Ready to kiss, snog or pucker up?
Kissing our partner is a human custom that came from the ancient Egyptians – from the same period when mothers used to chew the food for their children before passing it to them mouth to mouth. Discover which zodiac sign is the best kisser!
7 Reasons kissing is good for your health
1) Develop your immune system
During a kiss you share germs with your partner, this allows you to create antibodies which therefore strengthens your body’s immune system.
2) Eliminate tooth related problems
When you kiss you produce a large amount of saliva which helps to eliminate dental plaque which is the reason for cavities.
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3) Pain relief
Kissing dilates blood vessels, fights high blood pressure. This is the perfect combination for fighting against pain, especially headaches.
There is nothing better to help you de-stress than a long kiss with someone you love. Kissing releases endorphins and serotonin, both of which help with relaxation but the most important thing it does is to lower your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
5) Burning calories
Each minute spent kissing burns at least 3 calories depending on the intensity of the kiss. The record for the longest ever kiss was set by a Thai couple who were locking lips for a huge 58 hours and 35 minutes! Do you have what it takes to beat this record?
6) It’s a face muscle work out
146 muscles work towards the action of kissing, 34 of which are in your face, 12 in your lips and 10 in your tongue. Perfect for toning your face – get to work!
7) Loving yourself
Regular kissing allows you to find confidence in yourself which can then have a positive influence on all aspects of your life. Find out how confident your zodiac sign is.