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Wellbeing

  • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

    Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise - and orgasms.

  • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

    To celebrate this year's Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company's health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

  • The Split: family law and divorce myths busted!

    With The Split back on our screens, we asked the legal eagles at local law firm, Debenhams Ottaway to fact check everything from divorce to parental responsibility.

  • Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

    In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are our top shopping picks, from pillows and candles to sheets to sliders. If these don't help you reach the land of nod, nothing will!!

  • Morning routines of happy women: the fashion MD

    Disco workouts, outfit building, and the perfect creamy scrambled eggs - this is what a morning looks like for Fiona Lambert, Managing Director of Jaeger

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She's got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following - Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you're breaking up

  • 10 places to get active (if you hate the gym…)

    Not a fan of the treadmill or pumping iron in a sweaty gym? Get your adrenalinehit and get fit without noticing (you’ll be having too much fun!) at one of these high-energy activity centres... and they're all local, too!

  • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

    Ooooh, something smells lovely! If you're into home accessories, these clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful and stylish gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • 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?

  • 7 ways to re-think your New Year’s resolutions

    We're only one week in and those positive intentions for 2022 are already looking a liiiittle shaky, but panic not, it's time to rip up the rule book on resolutions, with this advice from Edge NLP - who's with us?

  • Best local spas for some New Year R&R

    Now that all the Christmas chaos is done and dusted it's time you booked yourself in for a little well-deserved me-time, don't you think? Here's our pick of where to don a fluffy robe and get pampered to the max.

  • Commit to fit: 2022 events to train for now

    On your marks, get set, go! Fancy challenging yourself in the New Year? Then get booking your place on these Herts and Beds races. Trainers on, take a breath, and dig deep.

  • 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

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

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    The kids are alright: 5 ways to protect their financial future

    Life admin can be a drag (we've got allll the excuses!) but it can pay dividends if you do the right things - ticking these off your list will be the best thing you can do for your kids, trust us!

  • 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

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    10 ways to take the drama out of divorce

    We know the 'D' word isn't a pleasant one but it doesn't have to become a drama-fuelled slanging match if you follow this expert advice.

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    10 ways to feel fabulous for summer

    Waistbands on your summer threads feeling a little tighter than they used to? Give yourself a break - ditch the post-lockdown diet and follow these feel-good tips from Registered Nutritionist, Charlotte Radcliffe, instead

  • 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.

  • Five ways to bring more Zen into your life

    We’re almost at the finish line, but there’s still a way to go until June 21. In need of some positive vibes to get you through? Try these five simple steps to finding your happy place.

  • 7 steps to better sleep

    You’ve mentally shoved your 900th sheep over a gate – but still can’t get to sleep? Then read my guide to getting your Zs back on track in time for Sleep Day on 19 March.

  • 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?

  • Low mood > depression > and how to tackle it

    One in five people reading this feature will be suffering from some form of depression. Here's how to spot the signs and help yourself and those you love.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Is your sex life suffering in lockdown?

    Is lockdown 3.0 wrecking your sex life and pushing your relationship to the limits? We hear you. Read on for our expert guide on how to Covid-proof your love life.

  • 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.

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    7 steps to better sleep during a pandemic

    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.

  • 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.

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    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!

  • 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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