Relationship

10 Benefits of Kissing You Probably Never Knew

Kissing naturally relaxes you Scientific reports say kissing increases the levels of oxytocin, the body’s natural calming chemical. It also increases endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals. Swapping spit also boosts dopamine, which aids in feelings of romantic attachment. Kissing helps you pick the best mate Anthropologist Helen Fisher describes kissing as a “mate assessment tool.” […]

Fitness

Everyday Medications You Probably Shouldn’t Take When You Exercise

Pain medications nd3000/Shutterstock What are they? There are two types of pain medications, also referred to as analgesics: acetaminophen (think Tylenol, etc.), which is alternative to aspirin for pain relief; and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.). Ibuprofen treats pain as well as reduces swelling and inflammation. “Pain is a signal of something—usually tissue injury—so overuse of analgesics […]