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Great News! 5 Ways Kissing Improves Your Health.

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1) IMPROVES YOUR MOOD
with increases in dopamine and oxytocin, neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of desire and bonding, and serotonin that elevates your mood.

2) DECREASES STRESS
by decreasing the body’s cortisol levels also known as the stress hormone.

3) CAN CURE ALLERGIES
by  decreasing IgE antibodies in the blood that are responsible for the release of histamine. Histamine causes allergy symptoms such as sneezing and watery eyes. Therefore, more kissing means less sneezing and histamine release.

4) IS HEART HEALTHY
shown in studies to lower your blood pressure & cholesterol.

5) PROVIDES IMMUNITY AGAINST ILLNESS
by exposure to others germ!?  It’s true.  Kissing can help build up your immune system.

So, how about some tips to make the most out of Kissing for Health?  I found these on WebMD and thought they were particularly apropos.

To Make it Memorable as well as healthy:
“Put your whole body into the kiss,” says Marilyn Anderson, author of Never Kiss a Frog: A Girl’s Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp. “Without words, your lips should say, ‘Baby, there’s more where that came from!’ There are ways to keep it fresh and new all the time.”

She suggests starting with gentle kisses on the neck, move up to the ear, then go to the lips. Take some small breaks and then come back to the lips.

And don’t get hung up on what a kiss might lead to. Enjoy it for its own sake.

Pamela Weiss, marketing director in Los Angeles, offers this tip. “Put a hand on your kissing partner’s neck. It adds passion, like ‘I can’t get enough.’ And let’s be honest. That’s what makes for a great kiss.”

“A good kiss is deep and soulful and you should feel each other’s love through the kiss,” says Dan Landau, a graduate student in Bridgewater, N.J. “A great kiss is an adventure in itself, not a stepping point to something else.”

Great advice!  Now go out there and kiss your Hunny for Good Health!

Dr. Laura

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