• Keeping Your Health in Check
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    Keeping Your Health in Check

    We can all worry about our health, but never more than as we are getting older. Life can get busy; we can be less active, we can eat more, and life can be more stressful. So from time to time, our health can take a backseat. But making sure that we make our health a priority and taking the time for certain health checks throughout our life can literally be the difference between life and death. For instance, there has been a lot of talk recently about the ‘Jade Goody’ effect because of cervical smears. The numbers of people going for them has been at a twenty-year low. But a…

  • Home and Your Mental Health: What You Need to Know
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    Home and Your Mental Health: What You Need to Know

    Home truly is where the heart is- it’s a phrase that’s thrown around readily, but there’s real meaning to it. Home is the place we feel at our most safe and relaxed. It’s our retreat from the world, where we can come to recuperate and get ourselves ready to get back out there and deal with whatever life throws at us. Home is at the heart of who we are and our entire lives, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re feeling a little unhappy or unsatisfied with where you live, here are some things to bear in mind. In some cases, moving home might be the answer…

  • Bariatric Surgery: Is It Right for You?
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    Bariatric Surgery: Is It Right for You?

    Obesity has become a universal pandemic, and in the UK alone in 2016/2017 there were 10,705 hospital admissions directly attributable to obesity, and around 72% of those patients were female. Bariatric surgery is the name for a group of procedures that can be performed to facilitate weight loss, including stomach stapling, gastric bypasses, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric band maintenance. It is used in the treatment of obesity for people with a BMI above 40, or those with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have health problems such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease. While many people consider this treatment, that is far from the truth. Anyone undergoing this…

  • How To Help a Family Member struggling With Their Health
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    How to Help a Family Member Struggling With Their Health

    When you have a family member who’s going through something with their health, you need to be there to offer some sort of support. Of course, it’s up to them how involved you should be. But nevertheless, there are some things that you should think about and try to do in order to be of help to your family member as they go through whatever they’re currently going through. Here are some of the best ways you can help.   Be Available to Talk and Listen Having someone to talk to can be a real help no matter what you’re going through, so maybe you should be the listener that…

  • Ten Reasons To Drink More Water-glass of water-reasons to drink water-health benefits of water-healthy living-wellness
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    Ten Reasons To Start Drinking More Water

    Are you drinking enough water each day? According to the NHS Eatwell guide, we should all aim to drink around six to eight glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration. Low-fat milk, sugar-free drinks, tea and coffee all count towards the intake too. As well as keeping us hydrated and quenching our thirst, there are oodles of benefits that come from drinking water. Here are my top ten reasons to start drinking more water…   Aids weight loss Water has zero calories and zero sugars so it’s definitely the healthiest drink option out there. If you drink a glass of water before a meal it can suppress your appetite,…

  • What is Endometriosis? Featured image showing a red heart shaped tree. Post about Endometriosis, the symptoms of endometriosis and the treatments options for Endometriosis
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    What is Endometriosis?

    From a young age, I knew my periods weren’t ‘normal’. They were really heavy and excruciatingly painful. I tried talking to my doctor about it; endometriosis was briefly mentioned. She recommended I have a baby to solve the problem (I was fifteen). Then she sent me on my way with some Ibuprofen painkillers. What is Endometriosis? I was clueless and still struggling each month. I wasn’t diagnosed with the condition until several years later!     What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a painful, chronic and often debilitating condition that affects 1 in 10 women in the UK. That number is probably much higher because it can take up to eight…

  • ife Overhaul: Going from Stressy to Serene featured image. Diary, coffe cup, pen. New start. New journey.
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    Life Overhaul: Going from Stressy to Serene

    Hi there! Welcome to the Serenely Sam blog and my very first post! I’m Sam, and prior to blogging here at Serenely Sam, you could find me blogging as Stressy Mama. I dedicated a year of my life to the Stressy Mama blog but I needed a change! You can read more about me on my About Me page. I discovered that the name of my blog was similar to another blogger’s name and I was concerned that the similarities would confuse people. Though a rebrand would involve a lot of hard work, I knew it was for the best. Yes, my stats and DA score would be affected, but I’d…