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

Coffee, salt and alcohol can all have an effect on blood pressure
Health & Wellbeing

What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure, who gets it and what can you do to lower it?

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blood pressure reading
Health & Wellbeing

Low blood pressure

What is a low blood pressure reading and how will it affect your health?

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Consuming too much salt is a risk factor for high blood pressure
Health & Wellbeing

What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure, what causes it and what can you do about it?

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Home monitoring kit for blood pressure
Health & Wellbeing

Blood pressure guide

What is blood pressure, why is it important and how is it measured? Find out.

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The systolic blood pressure number and the diastolic blood pressure number displayed on a blood pressure monitor
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Systolic and diastolic blood pressure

Learn more about what the two numbers in a blood pressure reading mean.

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Blue and white spotty mug sporting moustache for men's health awareness
Health & Wellbeing

Prostate cancer: what men need to know

Prostate cancer signs can be slow to diagnose. Watch for these warning signs..

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Winter heart health
Health & Wellbeing

Take care of your heart when it’s cold

Why cold weather is a health risk for your heart and what to do to protect it.

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Christmas is a great time to catch up with all the generations of the family
Health & Wellbeing

Christmas family health check

What to watch out for in your relatives' health and what you can do to help.

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Christmas cold
Health & Wellbeing

Kiss goodbye to the Christmas cold

Do you come down with a Christmas cold every year? Find out why and how to stop it.

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