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  • 7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

    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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    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.

  • Gotta Have It

    Planning a garden Easter egg hunt? Better hide this one from the kids - it's the UK's first Cannabis Easter Egg. Ready, steady, munchy!

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    Muddy Meets Kristina Rihanoff

    We caught up with the jaw-droppingly gorge (yes, even in no make-up after an hour of teaching hot yoga) Strictly pro turned yogini and entrepreneur at her super-slick studio, Soo Yoga in Northampton, to chat about her passion for helping others to prioritise their health and wellbeing.

  • 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?

  • 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!

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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.

  • What’s up doc?

    Can't get an appointment at your local GP surgery? Go see one on tour instead! Dr Michael Mosley is rocking up in Wycombe and is on hand to answer all your impertinent questions. Muddy meets him.

  • Witness the fitness!

    Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you'll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

  • Are you sober curious?

    Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now after too much December carousing (and some pretty dodgy photos to be honest). Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • Fitness challenge!

    There's nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings. So grab your Lycra and sign up for one of these sporty challenges pronto!

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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.

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    Deliciously Ella’s Honey & Lemon Breakfast Bars

    With a crunch and a zing, it's off to work we go. Deliciously Ella's breakfast bars are also good to munch on mid afternoon when you're having idle KitKat thoughts.

  • Your winter wellbeing, sorted

    Health and fitness slumping now it's cold and dark outside? We asked a GP, a PT and a nutritionist how best to bounce back. Here are their expert top tips.

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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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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