Today, I am hoping for a healthier heart…

I mentioned in my previous post that “prevention is where it’s at.” In trying to get that beautiful mind, let’s work on having a healthy heart! So this morning, I made sure to make some oatmeal (I opted for quick oats since ain’t nobody got time for dat actually cooking oats) that is healthy.

How are you trying to stay healthy today? 

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Okay, maybe that’s a little more than a dash of cinnamon. Teehee.

Healthy Oatmeal – Healthy Heart
Ingredients

Oatmeal (stovetop or microwave)

  • 3/4 cups quick oats
  • 1-1.5 cup of water/milk

Toppings –

  • 1 saturn peach (also known as donut peaches) –
         **use any other fruit of choice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds
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Today, I’ve got butterflies in my stomach… what about you?

Teehee… here’s a topic that we don’t mention much, but we do have a section up there (^^ feel free to browse our blog topics using our menu up top) .. what about a little more romantic aspects of our lives? Well, I certainly am lacking in that department at the moment. I’ll let the other -arkies speak for themselves.

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Kicking off this love/relationship series, I’m starting to get butterflies in my stomach! It’s a feeling that I’ve come to both like and dislike. My mind is a whirlwind (tornado) of thoughts: Eye contact.. no eye contact… cheeks are feeling a little warm…. ehhhhhh…. let me run away… RAWR! From a more scientific perspective, the butterflies happen due to a reduction of blood flow to the stomach. The blood is, literally, getting stolen by my HEART! Heart racing, increased blood pressure? All part of it. Welp, there you have it. I was wondering why my heart started racing a little when I saw someone. 🙂 Maybe I should have pulled out my blood pressure kit (yep, I come prepared) and checked my blood pressure right then and there. Have you had this feeling lately? Is it something you enjoy? Or would you rather just skip this entire part of courtship (or lack-of courtship in my case)? hehe

That fluttery feeling that you feel in your stomach at the sight of a new love or sight of, let’s say, Anderson Cooper/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Wang Leehom/[insert name] … is caused by the release of adrenaline in the fight-or-flight response!

Interested in learning more? Here’s an article from a while ago that I remember reading.