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  • Alarm clock

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Varsity Spa, Cambridge Glassworks gym and spa

    The best January spa deals

    Holy moley, anyone in need of a week in a retreat to recover from the shock of being back to work in 2017? In order to help us all rebalance the yin and the yang and enjoy a well earned ‘me-moment’ here’s a lowdown on my pick of the best spas in Cambridgeshire and their […]

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