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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 20 wonderful walks near you

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

  • 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: 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.

  • Alarm clock

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Getting the right balance

    Yin, yang yoga, ballet barre and more in a peaceful countryside gym in Timsbury, just outside Bath

  • Witness the fitness – best sports kit for 2019

    Finding it hard to keep that hardcore new exercise regime going? Buy some slinky new kit and you'll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly)

  • Sticking points

    Another New Year and (yet another) vow that this is the year to get fitter and healthier – but how to keep it up past January?

  • Sunday at the Spa

    The Bath Thermae Spa: warm, mineral-rich waters, open air rooftop pool, dreamy views over the city – and that's just the start of it.

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    Healing power

    Put yourself into the capable hands of a massage or holistic therapist who will help you to get to your happy place.

  • Why lift weights

    Forget bulging biceps and thunderous thighs, we're talking weight loss, lean muscle mass and healthy bones - er, yes please!

  • 7 reasons to do pilates

    It'll make you feel relaxed, elated and get you into seriously fit shape.

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