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

butter and oil
Health & Wellbeing

Healthy fats

Our guide to some of the fats that are good for your health.

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Word gluten written in flour
Health & Wellbeing

Coeliac disease and other wheat-related disorders

Thousands of people have coeliac disease and the numbers are increasing.

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Woman taking blood pressure
Health & Wellbeing

Reduce your risk of stroke

Getting treatment fast is crucial after a stroke, but so is reducing your risk.

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Senior lady patient in hospital bed looking at hip x-ray
Health & Wellbeing

Hip replacements: what you need to know

What's involved in hip surgery and an update on metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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Friends sharing a joke
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Fight loneliness and improve your health

By tackling isolation we can improve our physical as well as our mental health.

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Graphic illustration of glasses of water
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Stay hydrated for health

Did you know that dehydration can cause confusion and impaired brain function?

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Mature couple riding a bike together in the sun
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Vitamin D dilemma

How much sunlight is enough to top up your vitamin D?

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Running man
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Natural alternatives to statins

How effective are statins, what are the side effects and can lifestyle impact?

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Appointment with doctor
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Spot bowel cancer symptoms early

The good news is that it if diagnosed early, bowel cancer is very treatable.

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