Kissing boosts immunity
We know kissing as a social pleasantry, a potential ending to a date and a means of connecting with our main squeeze. The collision of lips and tongues that we often take for granted has a whole lot more bubbling under the surface than meets the eye and actually does a body very, very good. Kissing may help you get sick less as increasing your exposure to other germs strengthens your immune system, according to a study published in Science. In fact, kissing their babies is one way mothers help their babies build up their brand-new immune systems, according to a study published in Cell. Oh, and, kissing isn’t the only everyday habit with amazing health benefits you never knew about.
Kissing burns calories
Kissing can burn two to 26 calories per minute, depending on how, um, active you make it, according to the American Journal of Medicine. Okay, we didn’t say it burns a ton of calories but it’s better than nothing—and kissing often leads to sex which can burn up to 100 calories in half an hour. Locking lips for an hour may burn off half a handful of M&Ms or half a glass of wine. Kissing is just one of the wacky things you had no idea could burn calories.