Did you know k*ssing can help you burn calories?



Not only a social pleasantry and a perfect ending to a date, kissing has health benefits too.

Yes, that’s indeed true. The most surprising benefit among all is that kissing helps your burn calories. Could it be any easier?

According to certain reports, kissing can burn 2 – 6 calories per minute. Though not as fast as a treadmill but kissing for longer may help you burn that bite of sweet you just had.

Here are three such more surprising health benefits that kissing has.

1. Kissing boosts immunity

A study in journal of Medical Hypotheses says that kissing may boost a woman’s immunity from Cytomegalovirus. Though this bug is not harmful in adults but in pregnant women, it may cause birth defects in the baby. When we kiss, we exchange bugs and virus which in turn improves our body’s defensive mechanism.

2. Kissing helps you relax

A research conducted by Lafayette College found that when you kiss someone, your body releases good hormones which make you feel happy. Hormones like oxytocin, dopamine and endorphins are released when you kiss. These hormones make you calm and feel loved. It takes only 20 seconds of kissing to release these hormones.

3. Keeps your heart healthy

Kissing helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Stress is one important factor that is responsible for heart diseases and by lowering blood pressure, kissing can help to keep your heart healthy.

4. It increases your lifespan

Partners who kiss regularly are said to live five years more than the ones those who do it rarely or never do it. The increase in the level of good hormones in the blood leads to increase of your lifespan.

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