Kissing has always been a romantic, beautiful and an easy way to express the feelings of love and affection. It may also be one of the earliest evolutionary mechanisms for social bonding.
While there are plenty of obvious pleasures of smooching, there are also some remarkable health benefits, backed by science. Check out these nine reasons why kissing your partner every day can help you live longer.
1. Kissing eases allergies.
According to research, kissing slows down the growth of IgE antibodies in the blood. These antibodies release histamine, which is accountable for allergy symptoms like watery eyes and sneezing.
2. Kissing relieves stress.
Researchers found that expressed affection, of which kissing is a prime example, was directly related to lowering the stress hormone cortisol throughout the day.
3. Kissing burns calories.
Using those facial muscles also burns calories. You can burn up to 120 calories an hour. This may not be the best workout regime if you’re trying to lose weight, but it sure beats sweating on the elliptical trainer.
4. Kissing makes you look younger.
The act of kissing can involve anywhere from 2 to 34 facial muscles. Kissing often and using these muscles on the regular acts like a workout for your face — and neck if you’re really into it.
5. Kissing prevents lung diseases.
After the act of kissing, the lungs work three times harder than the normal. That is, 60 inhales per minute. Such exposure to air is good for lung diseases!
6. Kissing reduces your blood pressure.
Kissing is good for your heart and not just in a romantic way. A long and passionate kiss regulates your heartbeat, reduces cholesterol levels, and lowers the blood pressure by dilating your blood vessels.
7. Kissing relieves cramps and headaches.
The blood-vessel-dilation effect described above also helps to relieve pain, particularly from headache or menstrual cramps.
8. Kissing boosts your immune system.
It’s estimated that about 80% of the bacteria in saliva are common to everyone and 20% are unique to you. So when you’re swapping bacteria, you help each other develop antibodies that fight various infections, thus strengthening your internal defense system.
9. Kissing prevents cavities.
Kissing stimulates your salivary glands, which increases saliva production. Saliva lubricates your mouth, aids in swallowing, and helps keep food debris from sticking to your teeth, which can help prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Apparently, kissing is not only good for your health — but it also helps you live better. A study conducted by a group of German physicians and psychologists back in the 1970s reveals that in order to have a happy, successful and long healthy living, kiss your life partner before you go to work every day. Researchers find that people who did it tend to be more productive at work, take less sick days, and make more money in general.
Short People Are Angrier Than Tall People, Study Finds
It looks like the term “short-tempered” actually means something even more literal right now!
Anger is a normal emotion that humans experience from time to time but there are some who are just more aggressive than others. A lot of them use it as a coping mechanism, while others use it to control others. But what if we told you that there is actually a reason why some people tend to feel angrier than others?
A new study has found that people that are shorter tend to be angrier and more vio!ent than people who are taller.
27 Designers Who Deserve Awards For Doing An Amazing Job
I need #26 ASAP!
Gone were the days when all items and establishments are plain, standard, and ordinary. Now, designers are taking a much creative route when it comes to doing their job.
You see, in order to attract more attention, you must have something different and unique than the usual. With that said, check out these 27 designers who deserve a huge award for their amazing job.
1. This paper plane-shaped bench on the observation deck of an airstrip.
Man Shares 30 Of The Coolest Things He Found On Google Earth
#18 is very interesting.
Google Earth is used when you want to explore rich geographical content, see maps, landscapes, 3D buildings or even view satellite images from galaxies in outer space. It also lets you search the whole planet within seconds from the comfort of your own room.
A geologist from New Orleans named Will considers exploring Google Earth as one of his hobbies because he spends a lot of time searching various areas and taking screenshots of the coolest things that he finds. Here are 30 of his interesting findings.