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Health

  • Calm: 5 ways to deal with uncertainty

    We talk to life coach Jess Wall about how to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty of living with Corona Virus. You're going to want to read this one. Promise.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • vegan food

    10 of the best places to eat vegan

    Going vegan for January or just fancy a bit of a health kick? We've rounded up the places across the counties to try plant-based eating for size.

  • 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?

  • Yarrow+Yoga = Healthy & Happy

    Take a deep breath, slow down, treat yourself, and learn about healing herbs. Yoga Atelier's workshops are a tonic.

  • Who do you think you are?

    Do you ever get the feeling that you're going to be found out? I talk to life coach Jessica Wall about Imposter Syndrome.

  • white background crunchy batch of rectangular bars that look like flapjacks oats and fruit on baking paper and marble work surface golden colour and textured

    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.

  • September resolutions

    Back to school, back to work. September is the perfect month for making positive plans.

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Is it possible for skincare products to contain only six ingredients, sometimes fewer? A former BBC producer has hit on a winning and organic formula in Harpenden.

  • Mother’s Day gift ideas

    Some gift ideas for Mother's Day, with recommendations from some of the local independent businesses in the Muddy Herts Little Black Book

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