Saga Magazine - July 2017

20 June 2017

Dating over 50, The Hairy Bikers, volunteering and more.

Watering garden

The practical watering guide

Common sense tips for getting your garden through a dry summer.

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Diane Keaton in the film Hampstead © Nick Wall Photography

People We Love: Diane Keaton

The star of 'Hampstead' talks candidly to Saga about her life and work.

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A group of volunteers sort through donations

5 ways to volunteer in retirement

There are thousands of volunteering opportunities available, but where do you start?

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Plate of food bought from a street vendor

Buying food from street vendors

Tucking into food from dubious street vendors can result in gut-wrenching calamity. Here’s our tip to avoid the dreaded ‘traveller’s tummy’.

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Courgette caponata pasta from The Hairy Bikers

The Hairy Dieters' courgette caponata pasta

A healthy vegetarian recipe from Si King and Dave Myers.

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The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie

Win The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie

We have ten copies of the new book from The Hairy Bikers to give away.

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A happy man and woman embrace.

The Saga Guide to Dating

Download our free guide to dating over 50.

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

A guide to prostate cancer

The key to survival is early diagnosis. Read our guide to the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the most common male cancer in the UK.

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Alison Fillingham, 49, from Bolton, had a heart attack on her way to work

Women's heart attacks and misdiagnosis

Women are 50% more likely than men to be given an incorrect diagnosis following a heart attack, say scientists.

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Couple working out in the park

Exercises to lower your blood pressure

World-renowned sports scientist and Comic Relief coach, Professor Greg Whyte, on which exercise to choose if you want to lower your blood pressure.

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Avocado, salmon and seeds are just some of the foods that might help lower your blood pressure

10 blood-pressure lowering foods

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, or your reading falls within the medium risk range, find out what you can do to get it down.

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Hypertension

Five new blood pressure treatments

If you have problem blood pressure, these developments could soon make a big difference to your life.

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GP monitoring blood pressure

How to monitor your blood pressure

Read our guide to keeping on top of your blood pressure numbers.

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Kidney disease

High blood pressure and kidney disease

Learn more about how chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure can be linked, what the symptoms are and what you can do about it.

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Speed limits are rigorously enforced with speed traps and on-the-spot fines

Driving in Spain

If you're planning to drive to Spain or want to hire a car while you're on holiday, here are the basic things you need to know.

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