Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson has written health features for Saga Magazine and website for eight years, and has also worked for many other magazines and websites, including Sainsbury’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping, NHS Choices and Weight Watchers. Her favourite healthy habits include walking her dog, getting plenty of sleep – and just enough chocolate.


Latest Articles from Lesley

Two senior friends riding bikes
Health & Wellbeing

Stress: what it does to your health

Whys and hows of de-stressing.

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Phrenology head
Health & Wellbeing

Depression: alternatives to drug treatment

Talking therapies, diet, exercise and health supplements - Lesley Dobson examines the alternatives to drug treatment for depression

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Mature couple looking thoughtful by a lake
Health & Wellbeing

The facts about antidepressants

The types of anti-depressant medications, which work in different ways.

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Don't take risks in the sun
Health & Wellbeing

Don't take risks with the sun

Find out how you can enjoy the sun safely.

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doctor with patient
Health & Wellbeing

The facts about rheumatoid arthritis

Learn more about the treatments that can keep the symptoms under control.

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Mature patient in hospital talking to doctor
Health & Wellbeing

DVT hospital risks

When you're in hospital for surgery, insist on a blood clot risk assessment.

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Sunshine: the good news
Health & Wellbeing

Sunshine - now the good news

The warmth of the sun has real health benefits.

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Health & Wellbeing

Tailor-made nutrition to suit your day

Tailoring your diet helps your body cope better with daily stresses and strains.

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Meat, fish, eggs and lentils
Health & Wellbeing

Eat up, it'll make you better

It's important to watch what you eat if you have been ill.

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