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

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
Health & Wellbeing

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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Self-diagnosis online
Health & Wellbeing

The dangers of self-diagnosing online

Why diagnosing your health issues online could end up making your problems worse

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health choices
Health & Wellbeing

Why body fat is a health risk

How does being very overweight affect our bodies, and why it is so dangerous?

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GP writing out a prescription
Health & Wellbeing

How the GP system works

Find out how your local GP surgery works and the team that help keep you healthy.

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