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    7 benefits of weight lifting

    Forget bulging biceps, we're talking weight loss, lean muscle mass and healthy bones - er, yes please!

  • Dame Kelley Holmes looking strong and empowering wearing green workout t-shirt, black sports bra and black watch

    New health & fitness festival

    After a summer of booze, bands and bonkers kids, you're going to need a sanity-saver. I've got just the thing.

  • Running a half? Race day tips

    Buy me a drink some time and I’ll tell you my tales as a marathon veteran. The nights training in the snow with a head torch… the black toenails… the grim need for Canestan cream and Imodium… hitting the wall. Oh yes, I’ve been there. It wasn’t actually me doing the running of course. Despite years […]

  • Muddy tries: Clinic on the Green

    If I were to start a competition to find the cutest, quirkiest alternative therapy centre in rural England, I think the Clinic on the Green would have a good stab at winning it. Sitting on the green (well, what did you expect?) in Bletchington, a sleepy, pretty village 2 miles north of Kidlington, 5 miles […]

  • 5 smart ways to improve your child’s self-esteem

    If you’re a regular Muddy reader you’ll know that I love to scoot along having fun and looking for the best things in life (happily they’re free – just ask Janet). But even I can’t sugar coat some subjects. I have two mudlets myself, all school age, so the current reading in the newspapers is […]

  • Are they off to university? 5 student survival cookery courses

    My nephew’s been staying with us for a few days, and as he’s off to university in September we were chatting about how he’s going to survive on the cooking front. It occurred to me that it’s probably a subject cropping up in households across the county as young adults fly the nest *sob*. What will you […]

  • Muddy Herts gets raw and juicy….

    I went recently to see Hitchin-based Amy Huggins of Health and Happiness Nutrition because, well, having pointedly ignored ‘dry January’ and ‘forgotten’ to give anything up for Lent, I was feeling a bit rubbish – and a bit squidgier than I’d like to as well....

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