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  • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

    To celebrate this year's Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company's health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

  • Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

    In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are our top shopping picks, from pillows and candles to sheets to sliders. If these don't help you reach the land of nod, nothing will!!

  • Morning routines of happy women: the fashion MD

    Disco workouts, outfit building, and the perfect creamy scrambled eggs - this is what a morning looks like for Fiona Lambert, Managing Director of Jaeger

  • Feeling stressed? A beginners’ guide to EFT tapping

    Is EFT tapping the secret to managing anxiety and stress? We tapped up (geddit!) Surrey therapeutic coach Michele Poulton to find out more about this alternative practice that's gaining in popularity.

  • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

    Ooooh, something smells lovely! If you're into home accessories, these clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful and stylish gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

    A traybake that's actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert's new book

  • 8 health and fitness books to kick-start your 2022

    New year, new bod: Get your exercise groove on with one of these new wave of bespoke fitness books catering for everyone, from angry yogis to gym sceptics

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

  • Morning routines for happy women: the author

    Nescafé Gold Blend, to-do lists and occasionally a pair killer heels – this is what a morning looks like for author Natalie Livingstone.

  • The best luxury retreat in Oxfordshire?

    A stunning 18th century manor house and a tailored schedule of fitness and wellbeing activities to boot - but did in:spa retreat leave Muddy feeling refreshed? Read the verdict.

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    10 super spa days in Berkshire

    A little pampering goes a long way especially as we head into the colder darker months. Here's the best spa days in Berkshire. And relaaax.

  • Morning routines for happy women: the entrepreneur

    How does entrepreneur Tara Lalvani keep her life and looks in top tip top shape? The Bucks resident spills the beans on her get-up-and-go morning routine.

  • Your health questions answered!

    Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

  • Splash! Best outdoor swimming spots

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes! Now dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Bucks and Oxon. Just kindly refrain from bombing, running or petting please.

  • Lost the will? Go see your solicitor!

    Corona virus has forced many of us to confront our mortality, but that also means facing up to the practicalities of making a will. Here's why you need to take action asap.

  • Morning routines for happy women: the rock n roll photographer

    From vegan shakes to guilt scrolling and morning spin classes, this is what a morning looks like for the music industry photographer Scarlet Page.

  • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

    Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

  • Fitness niggles and injuries, begone!

    From knee strains to pelvic floor dysfunction. There are a host of injuries that affect sporty women more than men. Here are the culprits and how best to tackle them

  • Five ways to become more Zen

    Whether it's social anxiety about lockdown ending, or panic that it's not coming soon enough, a new book claims the ancient art of Zen will see us through. Ready to try it?

  • WFH a pain in the neck? We’ve got your back

    Only got minutes to spare but heading towards a dowager's hump? We've got your back. Here's seven quick and easy exercises to keep you out of the physio clinic

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    Muddy gets a liver detox with Harry Hewetson

    If you haven't overindulged over the past year we salute you. From swigging rosé as soon as homeschool's over to piling on the Corona rolls because there's nothing to do but eat, we can all forgive ourselves for succumbing. But if you're ready for a health reboot, how about a liver cleanse?

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    Positive pants on! 6 lockdown silver-linings

    Covid fatigue kicking in? Ditch the bloody banana loaf, lock yourself in the bathroom and enjoy the simple pleasures, then plot your post lockdown escape from 3 Dec. Positive vibes guaranteed.

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    Fast-track to fitness: 5 top tips

    Started well but losing your enthusiasm during lockdown? Award-winning PT Steve Gregory on how to stay motivated and improve your health and wellbeing.

  • Hot yoga: 9 myths debunked

    Fancy trying hot yoga but feel like it might just be for the super fit or the super flexible. Think again! We asked the Hot Yoga Club for the truth about this popular practice.

  • Can’t get no sleep?

    You’re not the only one. It's World Sleep Day this week so we asked four frazzled Muddy staffers about their shut-eye regimes. How does yours measure up?

  • Review: Beaverbrook spa

    Who couldn't do with a spot of pampering in these dog days of winter? We checked in and chilled out at Beaverbrook's Coach House Health Club and Spa. And relaaax.

  • Review: The Yoga Bar, Twickenham

    Running around like a loony? Brain fried? Stress overload? It can't just be me, right? We all need a bit of me-time. And I know the perfect place.

  • Poppinghole Farm Spa Days, Spa days Sussex, countryside spa days

    Poppinghole Farm Spa

    Ramp up the relaxation on a spa day with your own cottage base included

  • REVIEW: Ardencote Destination Spa Day, nr Warwick

    In need of some 'me' time or looking to treat a friend, mum or partner to a wellbeing getaway? This new £1.1m purpose-built thermal spa, in a 4-star country house hotel is good value in a gorgeous countryside setting.

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    The magic of ‘me time’

    Frazzled mothers rejoice! Come and hide out with us and let someone look after you for a change. Fitness, fashion, food, wine and unwind. Ahhhh, that's better.

  • Thames Lido Reading Berkshire infinity pool swimmer in red cap

    Strip off and lido

    Hot or not, the Thames Lido is quirky, cool and like no other spa you've been to. Eat, swim, spa… repeat. It's got Muddy's name all over it.

  • Mud Monsters Run tips

    Tackling this super muddy obstacle course this June or thinking about it? Here's how to prep and what to expect on the day.

  • Mud Monsters, Sussex obstacle course races

    Mud Monsters fun runs

    Get your muddy kicks on these fun Sussex obstacle course runs - we've a pair of tickets up for grabs!

  • Get fit at home

    Want to invest in home fitness equipment, but can't bear the unsightly look of a lump of grey metal in your living room? Introducing Surrey's ETM Fitness - for the most stylish gear around.

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    In your element

    Say hello to Somerset's newest luxury (and truly rural) spa, just voted Best Newcomer in the Good Spa Awards

  • Park House Hotel & Spa, Midhurst

    Spa - tick... fab food - tick... rooms with a view - tick... get a relaxing triple whammy at this country house-style getaway with great seasonal promotions. Go on, you deserve it.

  • Muddy visits Ragdale Hall

    An open air Rooftop Infinity Pool, a Thermal Spa, 50 treatment rooms and more. Muddy checks in!

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    Exam time? Grab the Juicer

    Forget the endless late-night bowls of cornflakes - help your teen juice their way through exam stress. Here's why.

  • 10 unlikely benefits of yoga

    The benefits of yoga are well-known - but here are the health perks you may not know about.

  • Are you a floater?

    Back to the womb: a spell in a darkened floatation tank filled with warm water must be the ultimate relaxation therapy.

  • Spread Eagle, Midhurst

    Fancy preparing for layer removal with a spa day, or holing up and fine dining in cosy surrounds? The Spread Eagle Hotel at Midhurst has you covered either way and it's so historic Elizabeth I stayed here!

  • New spa & afternoon tea

    A cosy new spa in an old seafront cellar and a show-stopping afternoon tea at the stylish Brighton Harbour Hotel

  • 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 […]

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    Cold comfort

    It may be New Year's resolutions season, but there's no need for that hair shirt. Check out these tips from a yoga guru.

  • New Beauty Salon In Bude To Make You Blush

    From the outside an industrial estate might not be the first place you’d expect to find a exclusive beauty salon (with its own training academy) is it muddies? But after successfully gaining a loyal client base operating out of her converted garage, demand for master lash technician Mel’s services required she get her own premises. Mel […]

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