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  • Alarm clock

    7 steps to better sleep

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    6 steps to better wellbeing this October

    Lockdown, curfews, general panic - the last few months have been stressful to say the least, so we're pegging October to focus on our wellbeing, starting with these six simple steps.

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    #PREPARETOCARE

    Five conversations you need to have with your parents sooner rather than later.

  • 20 wonderful walks near you

    Walks by the sea, walks by rivers and walks in the countryside in beautiful Somerset and Dorset

  • 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!

  • couple kissing

    Top tips on love in a Corona climate

    The confinement we're experiencing right now can make even the most rock-solid of relationships creak. Read on for our expert guide on how to keep love (and lust) going.

  • 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!

  • A Muddy call to arms

    The escalation of COVID 19 means our local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

  • Worried about CV Lockdown?

    We've chatted to experts at Age Space to get some practical advice if your parents are over 70 and facing imminent isolation.

  • Get body smart at iOme

    A personalised, holistic approach to fitness – no rows of treadmills, TV screens or gym bunnies here – it's personal training without the price tag.

  • Menopause & Nutrition

    As if anxiety, tender breasts, sleep problems, hot flushes, low energy, no sex drive and a dry vagina weren't enough - weight gain too?! Read our diet and lifestyle do's & don'ts for managing the menopause.

  • 10 Valentine date nights

    We've come up with AA rosetted and Michelin star restaurants, gorgeous country and chic city hotels, cosy countryside pubs, cafes and a beachside retreat – but you'll have to find your own babysitter.

  • Monart Day Spa, Poundbury, Dorchester

    One of the top spas in the world – the 5 star Monart Destination Spa, Ireland – has come to Dorset. Lucky us!

  • 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).

  • bucket list

    Live your bucket list

    Put together a bucket list of life-long dreams. And then actually start living. Here's some inspo from lifestyle producer, Holly Patrick from heyyholly, to get you started.

  • 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.

  • 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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