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  • food

    Muddy reviews: Woodruffs Café

    As the first totally organic café in Britain this vegan and veggie noshery in the heart of Stroud is a local legend. Want to know what we thought of it when we dropped in for lunch? Read on.

  • food

    15 Best vegan & veggie restaurants

    Vegan, vegetarian or just v-curious? Get your local healthy fix at one of these foodie joints that put the plant-based front and centre and pack a punch on flavour.

  • 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

  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

    Fresh from the new book by gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi is a surprisingly filling and easy-to-make pasta supper - maybe this health kick isn't going to be so tough after all?

  • stressed woman

    Do you have high-functioning anxiety

    Sky-high stress levels but papering over the cracks like a pro? Meet The Happiness Coach - a go-to guru for successful women (that's you!). See 10 ways to tell if you have HFA and what the heck to do about it.

  • woman dancing

    Footloose with ChiChi Fit founder Danella Mercati

    When Sir Paul McCartney gives you life advice you take it. That's what happened to Danella Mercati. The result? A dance fitness class to blow your legwarmers off. We talk workouts and Strictly with the creator of ChiChi Fit.

  • 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

  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: brilliant self-help books

    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.

  • Listen up! Best wellbeing podcasts

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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