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Wellbeing

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    7 steps to better sleep during a pandemic

    You've downed a chamomile tea, ignored your phone for an hour and mentally shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Read on for our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

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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?

  • 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.

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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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    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.

  • Working (out) from home: 5 on-demand exercise classes

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes. No excuses now!

  • 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.

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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.

  • REVIEW: Danesfield House spa

    Who couldn't do with a spot of pampering in these dog days of January? We checked in and chilled out at Danesfield House's Spa Illuminata. And relaaax.

  • Five of the best mocktails

    Howdydoo cowgirl, you still on the wagon? Get your gun-toting chops around these local mocktails then - all the thrill of a cocktail, and none of the hangover.

  • 5 West Country wellbeing stays

    Looking for a Devon, Cornwall or Somerset escape? Check out these corker properties from Perfect Stays, all with on-site extras you'll love, from yoga and wine tasting to massage.

  • 13 places to eat yourself slim

    No need to put a lock on the fridge and banish all fun for January - we've scoured Bucks & Oxon for the best 'skinny' places to pig out in peace.

  • ‘Superspa’ breaks for 2020

    I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. I'll put on the fluffy white robe and assume the position.

  • 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.

  • Three easy wellbeing tips to try today

    Running around like a loony? Brain fried? Stress overload? It can't just be me, right? In the interests of our collective sanity, I've sniffed out some great advice to help us restore balance. And breathe...

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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.

  • How to flex your life

    Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

  • 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.

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    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!

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    Benefits of weight lifting

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

  • 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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