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Health

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lockdown life: How to give yourself an at-home mental health MOT

    I don’t think any of us truly believed back in March 2020 that we’d still be locked down in January 2021 (and thank the lord we couldn’t see into the future at that point!). Yet here we are, slap bang in the middle of Lockdown 3.0, and this time I think it’s fair to say […]

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Run for the hills!

    Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first to motivate you to pull on your trainers these spring mornings. Plus, fun local races to sign up for!

  • 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?

  • Next patient please

    Too tired to go for a run? Never see sunshine? We've talked to a top GP about how to solve our niggling winter health worries.

  • Realfit

    New Year, New Body!

    Planning on pigging out this Christmas? Realfit's Jan 8-Week Accelerator Programme will get you superduper healthy, check out my results.

  • An 8-week Accelerator Programme that gets results

    Fancy dropping a dress size for Christmas? Realfit are running an eight-week results accelerator programme to do just that. I'm on my way!

  • weight training women

    Benefits of weight lifting

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

  • Bathing under the Sky

    Bathing under the Sky Outdoor Spa: the cold truth

    The experience of al fresco bathing in Cambridgeshire.

  • Hotpod Yoga - Cambs

    Keep warm with Hotpod Yoga

    Check out these hot Vinyasa Yoga classes in inflatable heated studios

  • 9 ways to hold onto January’s healthy vibe

    Not sure how you can sustain this Jan fitness and health hairshirt? Me to, the first few weeks started soooo well but right now I’m this close to sinking my jaws into a Big Mac. If you’re high on intent but low on time, keep your healthy mojo going with this tip-top list of quick […]

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