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  • blackberry smoothie

    Daylesford Kefir Blackberry Smoothie

    Mmm, what to do with all those blackberries? Make this super healthy smoothie with blackberry, mint and honey of course! Turn your juicy foraged finds into a go-to drink this Autumn.

  • 6 Best on-demand workout classes

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes. No excuses now! Here are the best on-demand workouts to do now.

  • back to school

    Back to school blues? 10 essential survival tips

    A new term beckons and so do the tears. Whether it's early years or teens, it's time for a whole new set of challenges. We find out how to survive (you and them) from parenting coach Julie Cresswell. Don't enter the gates without this A* advice.

  • Muddy Reviews: Tewkesbury Park Hotel

    Want a getaway that'll set your heart racing? Then put this stunning bolthole on your wishlist. With stand-out food, stylish decor and a truly cinematic setting Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a big hitter. Want to know what it's like to stay? Read our review here.

  • Muddy Reviews: The Bank House Hotel & Spa

    Looking for a getaway that packs a punch? This 4* getaway features a luxe spa, a golf club, the Malvern Hills on your doorstep, oh, and an epic-level Penthouse suite. Read on for our review of the Bank House Hotel.

  • 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

  • The anti-anxiety guide: 9 top tips

    Tired of pushing your problems under the proverbial carpet? Working from her zen-like studio in Stow-on-the-Wold, Lisa Cartlidge is a hypnotherapist with a passion for helping people. Want to know how to get out of a life rut? Read her advice here.

  • bike in field

    On yer bike! 8 Scenic bike rides

    Pack your pannier, hop in the saddle and hit the hills with our hand-picked choice of the best scenic bike rides and e-bike experiences in Glos & Worcs.

  • woman forest

    7 Woodland retreats you can buy

    Want to own a pocket of paradise? A year of lockdown has sent us into a slow living, nature-loving frenzy with people snapping up woodland idylls in droves. Want to know where's up for grabs? Read on.

  • Green age kicks! eco-cool trainers

    There's nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too.

  • 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.

  • woman sleeping mask

    7 Steps to beat insomnia

    Can't get no sleep? You're not alone. For World Sleep Day we chatted to a sleep expert about how to pandemic-proof our Z-time. Want to beat those bleary-eyed starts? Read on.

  • 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?

  • woman under cloud

    Decoding Depression: how to spot it and help

    A year of cohabiting with Covid is a grim milestone - the struggle to eat, WFH, sleep, repeat every day is real. Our mental health has never been more under the cosh and rates of depression have soared to an all time high. But help is at hand. Find out how to spot the signs and help when it hits.

  • 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.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    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

    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.

  • The foxiest fitness gear for 2021

    New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear and accessories that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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