Jane Murphy

Jane Murphy

Jane Murphy is a freelance writer, who specialises in health and wellbeing features. As well as Saga, she contributes regularly to titles including Health & Fitness, Top Sante, Slimming World, MSN and All About You. She was shortlisted for the Mind Journalist of the Year Award in 2006 and is a member of the Guild of Health Writers. She tries her best to take her own healthy advice - but doesn't always manage it.

Latest Articles from Jane

cyclists
Health & Wellbeing

Get back in the saddle

Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont’s guide to getting back on your bike.

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Harlequin ladybird or ladybug
Health & Wellbeing

Insect bites and stings in the UK

How to prevent, identify and treat some of the most common bug attacks in the UK.

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Dreams
Health & Wellbeing

What your dreams say about your health

What causes your dreams and nightmares and how to get them under control.

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insomnia
Health & Wellbeing

10 unusual ways to get to sleep

From reverse psychology to listening to bacon fry - 10 offbeat tips for slumber.

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Gossip
Health & Wellbeing

9 benefits of bad habits

Daydreaming, fidgeting and other bad habits that may have a positive side.

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Gut bacteria
Health & Wellbeing

Should I take a probiotic?

Before you splash out on probiotics, take a look at the facts behind the headlines.

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Blue light emitted by digital devices is one of the worst culprits for messing with melatonin levels.
Health & Wellbeing

How to stay asleep all night

Keep waking up in the early hours and can't get back to sleep? Try these tips.

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Good sources of zinc include red meat, shellfish, dairy foods, bread and cereal.
Health & Wellbeing

Are you getting enough zinc?

Learn more about the benefits of zinc and how to ensure you're getting enough.

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Tennis
Health & Wellbeing

Improve your health with tennis

Want to burn up to 400 calories an hour, playing a sociable sport? Try tennis.

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