Getting in shape for beach season? You may want to try a nice, long makeout sesh. Raphael Wlordarski, an evolutionary scientist in the field of Philematology (the study of kissing), finds that kissing can burn up to 26 calories per minute while using up to 30 different facial muscles. With a million workout plans floating around the internet, you might as well pick a fun one.
Each time we lock lips., we’re exchanging a bit more than feelings. It’s estimated that we trade around 80 million bacteria- as well as a few drops of that vodka-tonic you were sipping on. This may sound alarming, but contrasted with a handshake, which involves swapping somewhere around 124 million bacteria, it’s a far more desirable act.
Although it may be hard to sustain, kissing is an incredibly efficient way to burn calories. Using up to 30 muscles in the face, kissing burns as much as 26 calories per minute-compared to walking at 3mph, which burns only 5 calories per minute. This upcoming beach season, give yourself the workout plan you deserve. Kissing; it’s a workout you can stick to.