Has the kissing waned in your relationship? Are you more the “air kiss” than “actual kiss”. It may be time to pucker up!Here are five ways in which kissing is good:
1. Kissing helps reduce blood pressure
Making out isn’t just good for your emotional heart, it gives your bodily structure one a workout, too. “Kissing passionately gets your heartbeat revived in a healthy way that helps lower your blood pressure,” says Demirjian.
2. Kissing boosts self-esteem
One German study found that men who got a nice juicy kiss from their wives before leaving for work made more money. “If he leaves his home happy, he’s more productive at work because he’s not feeling emotionally distressed, so he’s going to make more money,” “Kissing has so much to do with your self-esteem and feeling loved and connected.
3. It boosts your ‘happy hormones’
Kissing triggers your brain to release a cocktail of chemicals that leave you feeling oh so good by igniting the pleasure centers of the brain.
4. It also relieves stress
Speaking of cortisol, kissing also lowers cortisol levels and stress. Kissing and other affectionate communication, like hugging and saying “I love you,” impacts the physiological processes related to stress management.
5.And reduces anxiety
Stress management includes how well you handle stress and anxiety. There’s nothing quite like a kiss and some affection to help calm you. Oxytocin decreases anxiety and increases relaxation and wellness.
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