Feb 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Top 10 Health Benefits of Kissing...

• Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.

• Kissing is great for self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated and helps your state of mind.

• Kissing burns calories! 2-3 calories a minute and can double your metabolic rate. Research claims that three passionate kisses a day (at least 20 seconds each) will cause you to lose an entire pound. Time to start that kissing diet!

• Kissing is a known stress reliever. Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.

• Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and helps keep the facial muscles tight, preventing baggy cheeks. The tension in the muscles caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin and increases circulation.

• Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Frequent kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol.

• Those who kiss frequently are less likely to suffer from stomach, bladder, and blood infections.

• During a kiss, natural antibiotics are secreted in the saliva. Also, saliva contains a type of anesthetic that helps relieve pain.

• Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the ‘noise’ in your mind. It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.

• The endorphins produces by kissing are 200 times more powerful than morphine.

Kissing has been documented in medical studies and offers amazing advantages for a long and healthy life. So what are you waiting for? Kiss It Up!! :)


Donna said...

Thanks for all the reminders of why I should be home kissing my husband right now! LOL

EvalinaMaria said...

Stitching looks awesome, thanks for the recipe! And what a science behind these kisses!!!

Sue said...

WOW! Have to try getting some of those kisses this evening...LOL

Cathy said...

Better be careful!!....those kisses can lead to 18 years of stress!! Your face will be toned from all the kisses.....but what will pregnancy do to that stomach!!!....LOL

Deborah said...

I can not believe your Blog posting!!
I purchased the small, medium and LARGE trees!!
They were a real chore to put together. The large one is just about to my ceiling. I had to find some one to help finish mine as can not climb too high from wheelchair "yet". Do not know how I will decorate all these as they all hold a whole lot of decorations.

Love and Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Love your new tree & now darn I want one. Please let me know if the new one arrives ok. Nice stitching and I've got to be more forceful and get my guy to pucker up! LOVED the kissing tips.

Alberta said...

I love kissing trivia almost as much as kissing!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Now Meari...first of all I have to find myself a boyfriend...than we will be kissing up a storm...haha!....LOL

Love your stitching, your photos...and everything else.

angel parker said...

It is nice to know that something so enjoyable is so beneficial!

chrisstitches said...

LOL....should give those kissing tips to my hubby. LOL