Friday, July 09, 2010

Shmooch therapy

According to Redbook (May 2010), a cheap, fun, easy way to get a moment’s peace from surging cortisol and stress is to kiss.

Researchers asked 52 people to rate their stress and told half to then kiss their partners more often and longer for six weeks. (Not six-week kisses, you knew what I meant.)

The kissers reported less stress and more relationship satisfaction.

Kissing elevates oxytocin in the blood, which stops stress chemicals.

Secondly, it is a distraction (did you have sausage for lunch?) and makes you forget your troubles for at least a kiss’s worth.

So let’s get on it, people! SMACK!

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