A friend of mine posted this on my Facebook wall this past weekend so I thought I’d Google all the benefits of kissing! Getting the “Natural High” from dopamine is just one of the many benefits of smooching! Here are nine MORE reasons to pucker up from the Mind Body Green website:

Top 10 Reasons to Kiss List:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Decreases cortisol stress hormone
  • Increases serotonin
  • Reduces pain
  • Increases oxytocin
  • Improves immunity
  • Fights off cavities
  • Increases dopamine
  • Improves mood
  • Lowers anxiety

There are so many benefits that even WebMD has an article What’s So Great About Kissing:

Face it — a great kiss makes the world dissolve, makes us dizzy with desire.

“Kissing is passion and romance and what keeps people together,” says Michael Cane, author of The Art of Kissing, who “lectures” on kissing at colleges around the country.

“Women say they can tell if a relationship is going to work after the first kiss, after the first night of kissing,” he says. “They just get a feeling, an intuition.”

And while kissing may feel oh-so-good, it also has health benefits, too. It triggers a whole spectrum of physiological processes that boost your immunity and generally spruce up that body you work so hard to keep attractive. More…..

So…how can you add more kisses and health benefits into YOUR day? Pucker up! ;-)

 

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