NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The real gift that you get this Valentine’s Day may be the gift of better health — if you get a kiss from that special someone.

“I encourage everybody to kiss as often and as much as possible for so many reasons. It not only increases your heart rate, burns calories, it increases your mood. It makes you feel good,” Dr Yael Vornado explained.

CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson spoke with a range of medical professionals who touted the benefits of locking lips.

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