A kiss a day keeps the doctor away  

rm_lovelyLady 63F
552 posts
3/26/2006 8:39 pm
A kiss a day keeps the doctor away

A kiss a day keeps the doctor away

Benefits of kissing??? Isn't it amazing? Yes, lots of people get amazed to know that kissing is not only romantic way of expressing your love but actually there are some benefits attached to it. Here are some benifits....

A Kiss helps prevent tooth decay (better than brushing your teeth?) 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 saliva flow and brings plaque levels down to normal."

A Kiss relieves tension. A passionate kiss is a great relaxation technique, says stress consultant, Michelle Kay Mcnabb." When your mouth is in a kissing position, you are 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."

A Kiss helps you lose weight. -- just how long can you do that? You need use 3000 calories to lose one pound, i.e., 30,000 minutes, 500 hours... "A long kiss makes the metabolism burn up sugar faster than usual," says Claire Potter. "The calories burned depend on the intensity, but you can rely on 10 calories for every 10 minutes."

A Kiss slows the aging process. "Kissing helps to tone your cheek and jaw muscles, so they're less likely to sag," says Cosmo's Fitness Consultant, Claire Potter.

A Kiss 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 around your body," says Dr. Susan Hotchkies. "It's a great cardiovascular workout."

A Kiss is a good indication of what's to come. Kissing a new guy gives you the perfect opportunity to check out his pheromones - 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!

A Kiss boosts self-esteem. There's nothing better than a passionate kiss for a major dose of feel good factor. "In theory, when you're kissing, you're happy. And when you're happy, you feel good about yourself," says psychotherapist Paul Zeal.

A Kiss gives you a good-all-over feeling. It is a scientific fact that kissing signals our brains to produce Oxytocin, a hormone that gives us that good-all-over feeling we experience when kissing. It is also known that biology causes one kiss to prompt another. When we kiss, the insides of our mouths and edges of our lips produce a chemical that shouts for more.

A Kiss is good for work. German physicians and psychologists have concluded that those who kiss their spouse each morning miss less work because of illness than those who do not. Those who kiss also have fewer auto accidents on the way to work, earn 20 to 30 percent more monthly and live approximately five years longer. Dr. Arthur Sazbo, one of the German psychologists, says the reason behind the good fortune is those who have a morning kiss begin the day with a positive attitude.

"......posted by Elegance"

Jeepidiot 42M

3/26/2006 8:45 pm

Dammit! Somebody kiss me! Or how about a hug? A hug works also.

rm_lovelyLady replies on 3/26/2006 10:21 pm:
How about both? XOXOXO!
Here's a quote for you (I know you like quotes as much as I do)

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

Anthony Robbins

xoxo LL

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