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  • man dancing

    10 Best online dance workouts

    January fitness resolutions twerking out of view faster than last night's Merlot? We've got you covered with these online dance workouts you can do from home.

  • Fast and filling recipes for an easier January

    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

    January is wellness month and while we can’t go to the gym and drink protein smoothies with our friends, we can go on long solo walks with inspirational podcasts. Here’s Muddy’s pick.

  • woman exercising

    My Wellbeing Rituals: Jenni Rivett, PT to the stars

    Could there be anyone better to grill for wellbeing nuggets than an international fitness trainer to the stars? We think not. Chelt-based Jenni trained HRH Princess Diana for seven year and is a former PT to the likes of Liz Hurley. Her Train Like a Woman workouts regularly pull in Zoomers from all over the […]

  • man woman

    Is your sex life suffering in lockdown?

    Is lockdown testing your relationship to the limits? Read on for our expert guide to keeping love (and lust) alive at this tricky time.

  • view hills

    7 Walks with a view

    Yes, we see you there underneath that duvet. Grab the dog / kid / partner / headphones and shake off the NYE fug with one of these simply spectacular hilltop walks. All with 360 degree panoramas to shake off that third homemade Jägerbomb (and 2020 in general).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • walks

    22 Glorious lockdown walks

    Life may be locking down but the great outdoors of Glos & Worcs is there for the taking. We've curated the 22 best walks (with added coffee pit-stops) to kick out that cabin fever.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • jenni rivett

    Muddy meets Jenni Rivett – PT to the stars

    Want to get fit without leaving your front room? Jenni Rivett is the one-woman powerhouse behind the 'Train like a Woman' programme. Feted by celebs, and drawing Zoomers from around the globe every week for her workouts, we had to find out more.

  • alpaca

    Muddy goes alpaca trekking

    Combine a pack of camelids with the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds and what do you get? The coolest experience this side of Peru. Muddy Glos Editor Sophie swapped heels for hooves for a morning's alpaca trekking.

  • woman in leaves

    10 Awesome autumn walks

    Hot chocolate by the gallon, cosy woollen scarves and scrunchy leaves beneath your wellies ... hello autumn! Little compares with an autumnal walk. Read on for the best places to go for a colour-popping stroll.

  • surfing

    Review of The Wave – Muddy goes surfing

    Fancy catching some waves without a five-hour traffic jam to get there? Then head to The Wave in Bristol - the narliest surf this side of Melbourne. Wannabe surfer Muddy Glos & Worcs Editor Sophie went along to road test the riptide.

  • field

    20 wonderful Spring walks

    It's National Walking Month! Sling on your boots, pack the flask, and get a much needed boost on one of our wonderful walks near you.

  • 8 of the best… bras for running

    Running the one thing keeping you sane? Just for you we've rounded up (er, excuse the pun) the best high support running bras - all perfect for your daily exercise hit.

  • The coolest biking gear for lockdown miles

    Unleash your inner cyclista with our roundup of the best kit to wear on your daily cycle. Let's go!

  • 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!

  • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

    Ooooh, something smells lovely! These clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful winter gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • Pamper day? Four luxe London wellbeing destinations

    Feeling frazzled? London day trips aren't just for shopping/drinking/sightseeing - get thee to the city for a turbo-charged wellbeing fix.

  • Three bonkers wellbeing trends for 2020

    Will you be, um, honouring your vagina this year?

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • 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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