Good Morning Ladies...
This weekend was a lot of fun...
my Mom is still in town for a few days...
So i am still indulging...
But today this morning,
i wanted to share some reasons why there should be a kissing mania in your house...
there are loads of benefits to kissing!
Friday was apparently National Kissing Day...in the United Kingdom...
i had no idea but i think it's a pretty nifty little holiday!
First, research has actually shown that kissing is GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH!
Smooching stimulates saliva production,
which can actually wash harmful bacteria off the teeth.
I had no idea. (via: Glamour.com)
Second, Kissing BURNS CALORIES!
Locking lips can burn anywhere from 2 to 6 calories per minute.
You're also putting a whole slew of facial muscles to work when you pucker up,
and just a few minutes of extra attention to those muscles can make a big difference
when it comes to the appearance of frown lines or less-than-perky cheeks. (via: Self.com)
Third, Kissing BOOSTS IMMUNITY!!
There's no denying the fact that when you lock lips, there are bound to be some germs, uh, exchanged. One specific bug can be particularly hazardous to pregnant women,
but researchers believe kissing is a way to introduce the virus
to a woman in small doses before she conceives, triggering her body to build up a resistance to it before she could ever pass it on to a child, according to Popular Science.
However, if your partner in crime is visibly ill, it's still a good idea
to hold off on that kiss, as it's still an easy way to catch mono, strep throat and herpes,
among other things.
Fourth, Kissing EASES STRESS.
A small 2009 study measured levels of the bonding hormone oxytocin and the stress hormone cortisol in pairs of kissing college students, the AP reported. Both men and women experienced a decline in cortisol, a sign of relaxation, that was much greater than when they just held hands.
Fifth, COULD EASE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
If those sniffles are due to seasonal allergies and not something contagious, it may be a good idea to go through with the smooch, after all. A small Japanese study found that couples who kissed for 30 minutes had lower levels of allergen-specific Ige, the proteins that trigger pesky symptoms like sneezing and sniffling.
So there you have...five reasons why you should drop whatever you are doing...
and kiss the one you love! Or at least when you get home or when they get home!!!
Question of the Day:
Have you found any of these benefits of kissing?