Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kiss me like you mean it


Happy July. My favorite month of the year. Shall we get your hearts racing? Who doesn't love the hot,  burning kisses? Mouths smothering one another in the first blatant act of your animalistic side that thinks, if you don't kiss me, I will likely fall apart on the spot.

But all kind of kisses are good. And, guess what? Good for you. The simple act of lip touching lip has benefit upon benefit. Love it. A healthy activity that doesn't require a treadmill.  And kissing not only revs up your engines, it is practically exercise proven by our friends at The Mayo Clinic.  Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than your finger tips so give your lips some action, and reap the rewards.  And really, Mayo Clinic, why was I not included in these studies?

1. A small kiss can burn up to 3 calories. Make it count and guess what, you just worked off that morning latte.

2. Kissing can also double your metabolic rate and raise your heart rate to 100 beats a minute. Research on CNN.COM indicated that three passionate kisses per day can burn an extra pound. Add "Busy Lips Diet" to your list of things to try this summer.

3. Kissing reduces stress, anxiety AND the endorphins released during your KissFest are 200 times more powerful than morphine. Who needs drugs when you have lips?

4. The adrenaline produced during kissing pumps more blood around your heart while decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol. Think of all the additional bacon and eggs you get knowing that some heavy lip-locking will reduce that cholesterol for you.

5. You also use, on average, 30 facial muscles while kissing. Instant workout!

6. People who give their spouse or mate some goodbye kiss love every morning live five years longer than those who are too sleepy, decaffeinated, or grumpy to kiss goodbye.

7. The average person spends two weeks of life kissing. Two weeks? I am going for two months. If not more.

8. However, be warned that a truly intense and passionate lipsmack can increase the pulse and raise your hormone levels high enough to reduce your life span by one minute. I don't need that minute anyway since I have added five years by kissing good bye every morning. And believe me,  a truly awesome make out party is worth one minute of my life.

I for one am going to practice all my kisses this long holiday weekend made longer as JohnnyMac, the great surprise trip planner, is whisking us off to Amelia Island tomorrow until Monday night. Beaches are perfect for kissing. MiniMac will be back for a 4th of July tribute and I will see you all Tuesday am. 

55 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Kissing gets 2 thumbs up. But July and August are my least favorite months of the year. Oy.

Will Burke said...

Let's hear it for snogging! (I'm not English, I just think the word sounds dirtier than it is).

carolineAlexander said...

Interesting! The calories burned might just be enought to give up one minute of my life.

Buckeroomama said...

Ooh, have fun on your long holiday weekend! Mwah!

SmartBear said...

Love it! Hope you have an awesome trip!
I've been kissing the same guy for 14 years and it never gets old...
Best,
Tina

vanilla said...

"Busy Lips Diet"
--fantastic!
Thanks, JennyMac, and happy holiday!

Intense Guy said...

*puckers up for ya and offers you the chances to got for ten years*

:)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The Busy Lip Diet is one I can get behind.

Intense Guy said...

You got me so tongue tied I can't type straight...

LOL -

I meant...

*puckers up for ya and offers you the chance to go for ten years*

Cara Smith said...

Like I needed a new reason to kiss my husband.

You know its bad when your in-laws are telling you to get a room after nearly 8 years of marriage.

Slamdunk said...

Do your stats include kissing a$$?

Happy 4th--enjoy some good fireworks on the island.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love kissing too. :)
Have a great weekend away!

Aging Mommy said...

I cannot believe the average person only spends two weeks of their life kissing - teenagers alone seem to spend all their time doing it. Perhaps they mean two years of adult life or post-marital life :-)

Simply Suthern said...

No wonder the dude in cubicle 12 is so skinny. He's always kiss'in someones arse. Now we know.

Happy 4th

Eric said...

Is it so wrong to take a lady's hand, then declare 'I only kiss those I love', then as you bring the hand up to kiss, you flip the hand over and kiss your own hand?

Yeah, I guess that's not right.

DaisyGal said...

MMMWWAHHH!!!!

Lovin those kisses, I'll practice some myself this weekend under the light of some beach fireworks!!!

XOXOXXXXXXX

Kristina P. said...

I don't think my husband needs any more ammo!

AmyLK said...

Ok. Now that I know all the benefits to kissing, I need to find me someone to kiss more often!

Lee said...

So kissing is like a face lift without the surgery. I'll have to remember that!

Herding Cats said...

I love July too! It's my birthday "month"....

Also, I need to kiss more apparently! So that's why I can't shed those extra pounds.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love summer (and heat). Great post.

Babes Mami said...

That's a good trade, minus a minute but I get the extra five years!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I had better text the hubs now & tell him to start warming up for tonight. I plan on working off that chocolate I want this afternoon!

Great post Jenny. All is well here & preparing to send the final child off to WSU in 3 weeks & house goes on the market soon / :

Hope your summer is off to a good start? Hoping you all have a great 4th weekend. Hugs x

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Smooches baby! Enjoy!
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Eva Gallant said...

I wanted to make a comment but I was too busy kissing.

Kristy said...

What a fun reminder of what we all need to do more of! When my hubby walks in the door, I'll give him a big smoocher!

Cathi said...

Have a great holiday weekend...I will be doing alot of kissing myself....oh, the pounds I will lose! haha....xxoo :)

Susan said...

Amelia is one of my favorite places. Have a strawberry banana daiquiri w/ whipped cream at the beach club for me. Enjoy!

Amanda said...

I love kissing but I have to say...not ALL kissing is good. There are some guys who don't realize I have my own tongue and don't need theirs shoved down my throat. Or the guys who have their mouths open so wide, you fall in.

Mighty M said...

Have a fun weekend with lots of smooches!! :)

Myya said...

Have a great vacation. I'm jealous, your hubby is so spontaneous!

Mira said...

No wonder I'm fat. Haven't been doing much smooching in between children and parental caregiving. Sigh.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I would love to live in a world where a small kiss burned off a latte, but alas I can't afford a ticket to CUCKOO LAND. :) Unless you know of a 3 calorie latte? In which case I take it back.

Happy Canada Day, eh. And that other thing coming up. Oh yeah. July 4th. Happy that too!

Ellen @FirednFabulous said...

As if I needed another reason to pucker up! Love the little facts...hopefully I won't be thinking about how many calories I'm burning the next time my bf and I are having a smoochfest! That's totally something I would do :)

I'm just the MOM said...

Who knew kissing could be soooo good for you. I think Ima schedule a couple kissing sessions with the hubs every week to replace working out in the gym lol. I mean 3 calories and uses 30 facial muscles...sign me up!
I'm from SITS and have become your newest stalker. HAHA i meant follower :)

Nicole

Mommy Lisa said...

YEAH for our Mayo Clinic!

I get the five years too.

secret agent woman said...

A minute less of life? Totally worth it.

J.J. said...

July is my favorite month too. Mom's b-day, MY b-day, bf's b-day, several other friends too. It's all good!

And thanks! Haven't seen my man in a couple of weeks and I was already going through hankerings for a little action. Hopefully we can get a little "alone time" before my b-day BBQ.

Just telling it like it is said...

Great so your saying I'm going to gain weight cause I broke it off with Logistic guy and have no one to make our with...little own have sex with!! Just my luck!

Emily said...

Hmmm, I wonder if the reason I haven't lost these last 3 pounds is because I haven't smooched my hubs enough. I'm going to put this theory to the test!

C'est La Vie said...

oh. my. heck.

i LOVE this post

perfect timing too :)

who needs to work out?! lol

Caty said...

Sweet! exercise that's enjoyable for a change :)

Erin said...

Ah, JM. you must have amazing in-laws/parents who love taking MM. you guys get to sneak off and it's so unfair!

enjoy your lip-smacking weekend away!

;-)

Cool Gal said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love comments and meeting new people.

Your blog is fabulous! FUNNY!

Happy to be your newest follower (grabbed your button).

Have a great weekend!

Oh, and I'm all for anything that burns calories!

Jessica-Lauren said...

WOW, I never knew kissing could be more than just fun and love! thanks for the tips Jenny and I love the blog!

Continuing to follow you :)

HalfAsstic.com said...

What a wonderful thing, getaway's are! Have fun, sweetie, and I expect you to return 5 lbs lighter, just from kiss exertion! ;-)

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

WOOHOO! I just love facts like this, don't you?? Going to share this with my hubby later tonight ;)

Enjoy extending your life this weekend, my friend!

Constructive Attitude said...

The only person I ever kiss is my mom.

B.o.B. said...

Awwww! Too cute. Have fun with all that kissing. :)

Maria said...

Maybe that's how I will lose those last five pounds! Thanks JennyMac!

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TC said...

July is probably my favorite month too. My birthday is now as are two grandkids, in 3 days right in a row and it was sort of planned that way but not induced.... LOL
Kissing? Don't tell my husband but he's a bit bald and like a grandpa of a 18 year old but he still kisses great.....I was just thinking that yesterday morning.....

M-Cat said...

Great education. Seems I have incorporated this into my overall health and fitness plan and didn't even know I was.

Me likey kissing!!

Vivienne said...

Kissing is good. Yes. Burning a couple calories too? Bonus!