7 Reasons why kissing is GOOD for your HEALTH
1) IT HELPS PREVENT TOOTH DECAY
Dr. Peter Gorden, Dental Advisor at the British Dental
Association, explains: "After eating, your mouth is full of sugar
solution and acidic saliva, which cause plaque build up. Kissing is
nature's own cleaning process," he adds. "It stimulates salivary flow
and brings plaque levels down to normal."
2) IT RELIEVES TENSION
Stress Consultant Michelle Kay Mcnabb says, "A passionate kiss
is a great relaxation technique, when your mouth is in a kissing
position, you're almost smiling and, as our emotions and body language
are so closely linked, it's almost impossible to smile and feel tense
at the same time," she explains. "Also, your breathing becomes deeper and your eyes close when you kiss - that's what you do when you relax. It's
a perfect way to shut out the world."
3) IT HELPS YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT
A long kiss makes the metabolism burn up sugar faster than
usual," says Claire Potter, Cosmo's Fitness Consultant, "The calories
burned depend on the intensity, but you can rely on10 calories every
4) IT SLOWS THE AGING PROCESS
"Kissing helps to tone ur cheek and jaw muscles, so they're
less likely to sag," adds Claire Potter.
5) IT INCREASES FITNESS LEVELS
Your heart is pumping, your pulse is racing... "If kissing is exciting, you release adrenaline into the bloodstream and your heart pumps more blood in your body," according to Dr. Susan Hotchkies. "It's a great cardiovascular workout."
6) IT'S A GOOD INDICATION OF WHAT'S TO COME
Kissing a partner gives you the perfect opportunity to check
out his/her pheromones - these are the chemical messengers that signal
sexual attraction. "The first kiss is always a good way to work out if
there's any chemistry between you, "says Paul Brown, a sexual and
marital therapist." In humans, it's thought that smells plays a vital
part in subconscious attraction, and if your pheromones aren't 'in
tune', you're unlikely to hit off in other areas."
7) IT BOOSTS SELF-ESTEEM
There's nothing better than a passionate kiss for a major dose of feel
good factor. "In theory, when u're kissing, you're happy. And when
you're happy, you feel good about yourself," says psychotherapist Paul