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Wellbeing

  • The Harper

    Superflashy newsflash!!

    Hey lady, heads up for the cool stuff coming up. New openings, great pop up food and a bit of culture. All on your Muddy radar.

  • Low mood > depression > and how to tackle it

    One in five people reading this feature will be suffering from some form of depression. Here's how to spot the signs and help yourself and those you love.

  • Cheaper than therapy: self-help books for 2021

    Being stuck inside for a year hasn’t done us a ton of good, but help is at hand. Try one of these tomes designed to get our work, home and head space in order.

  • wellbeing, woman wild swimming

    Five wellness tips to get you through lockdown life

    Feeling overwhelmed with the balancing act of homeschooling / WFH? We're with you lady, but listen up - with these five top tips from local wellbeing expert and zero waste wonder-woman, Cata Parishwain, we can all take a daily breather and learn a bit of self-love.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Best new fitness tech for 2021

    Need something to help those workouts along? Itching for some new tech in the new year? Read on for the Muddy edit of the best flashy fitness buys of 2021.

  • Best wellbeing podcasts for 2021

    Want to boost your wellbeing? Hell yeah! While we can’t go to the gym right now, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here's our pick.

  • The foxiest fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

  • couple kissing

    Is your sex life suffering in lockdown?

    Is lockdown 3.0 wrecking your sex life and pushing your relationship to the limits? We hear you. Read on for our expert guide on how to Covid-proof your love life.

  • The only 5 resolutions you need to keep in 2021

    January is traditionally a time for making ridiculous promises and then feeling shame by failing to keep them. Not this year: we’ve been through enough.

  • Working (out) from home?

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes in the comfort of your own living room

  • Stress

    Lockdown anxiety: 7 ways to keep it in check

    Lockdown is back and with it, hours and hours to listen to the rising panic in our heads. Don’t fancy that much? Nor us, so read on.

  • M&S hiking boot

    Walkies! Cold weather walking gear to pick up now

    Gyms are closed (as is practically everything else), so we're getting our exercise fix with some long winter walks. Here's all the gear you'll need to stretch those legs this season.

  • J’adore / J’abhor – Daylight Saving Hours

    The clocks went back this week and the nights truly are closing in. Two Muddy staffers battle out the pros and the cons.

  • Reclaim your nights with 7 steps to better sleep

    Shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep? It's time to pandemic-proof your sleep with our guide to getting some uninterrupted zzzs.

  • Awesome autumn walks across the county

    Ahh, the golden leaves of autumn! Pull on your boots, dig out that waterproof and take my arm as we head out for some of the best walks across the county.

  • 10 tips to a happier life

    Time to focus on yourself? Health and Life Coach – Simone Gilbert shares her advice on how to take control of your health and happiness.

  • Positive lockdown vibes

    I've been chatting to my fellow Muddy Editors and readers and here's our 10 lockdown wins to remind you its not all doom and gloom.

  • women writing a diary

    Get your family affairs in order

    You know - all those things you avoid because they're either too serious, too scarey or too boring. We chatted to experts at Age Space about getting organised and protecting your family in times of need.

  • Boost your immunity

    Josie Buck, The Mindful Cook shares with us the best ways to support your immune system and stay healthy.

  • A Muddy call to arms

    The escalation of you-know-what means our beloved local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

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