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

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Health & Wellbeing

10 everyday health mistakes

These habits mean you could be putting your health at risk without even realising.

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There are many health benefits associated with pet ownership
Health & Wellbeing

10 health benefits of owning a pet

How pets can help you sleep better, lose weight and make new friends.

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Stay healthy this winter
Health & Wellbeing

10 ways to winter-proof your health

How to boost your immunity and protect your health when it's cold.

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Wash your sheets at a warm temperature – at least 40 degrees – once a week.
Health & Wellbeing

Is your home making you ill?

We reveal 10 everyday indoor health hazards – and what you can do about them.

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Health & Wellbeing

How long should it take?

From dropping off to sleep to washing your hands, how long should common tasks take?

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Health & Wellbeing

When's the best time to…

Get a doctor's appointment, start a diet or have a peaceful dip in the pool?

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Health & Wellbeing

What time should I...?

Brush my teeth, weigh myself, drink my last cup of tea? Plus other daily tasks.

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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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Health & Wellbeing

10 surprising ways to cut cholesterol

Lower your cholesterol with these little-known tips and protect your health.

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