Imagine this…the average person spends more than 20,000 minutes of their life kissing! What a wonderful way to decrease your stress and boost the function of your immune system.
Research has also revealed that couples who spent a period of six weeks making kissing a major priority in their daily routine reported marked decreases in their levels of stress. These couples also reported greater relationship satisfaction and improvements in body chemistry including decreases in their levels of cholesterol and cortisol.
Kissing has been shown to reduce blood pressure, relieve headaches, and increase feelings of self-esteem and well-being.
Research has further shown that kissing reduces allergic responses in people with skin or nasal allergies, helps facial muscles, is a form of active exercise and the mixing of a couple’s saliva has been shown to fight oral cavities.
As soon as we start kissing the body releases ‘happy hormones’, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins and their effects last for 1 to 2 hours.
Apart from ‘just feeling good’, kissing is such a simple way to reduce daily stress and enhance your treasured relationships.
Plan to start and end your day with the stress busting habit of KISSING!!!
For the Stress to Strength Team