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Wellbeing

  • Splash! 9 wild swimming spots in Suffolk and Cambs

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes! Now dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Suffolk and Cambs. Just kindly refrain from bombing, running or petting please.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20 of the best spring walks near you

    It's National Walking Month! What better way to celebrate than striking out on one of these lovely lockdown-friendly circular walks across Suffolk & Cambs.

  • 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!

  • The best National Trust gardens in East Anglia

    The National Trust has announced that they are going keep many of their gardens and parklands open for free. Here's our pick of the best of the bunch in Suffolk & Cambs if you fancy some fresh air and a walk in the great outdoors.

  • muddy small business support

    A Muddy call to arms! Let’s support local

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

  • Can’t get no sleep?

    You’re not the only one. It's World Sleep Day this week so we asked four frazzled Muddy staffers about their shut-eye regimes. How does yours measure up?

  • A Guide to Menopause & Nutrition

    As if anxiety, tender breasts, sleep problems, hot flushes, low energy, no sex drive and a dry vagina wasn't enough - weight gain too?!? Muddy's Norfolk Editor Helen met Nutritionalist Amanda Ryder and got some great diet and lifestyle do's & don'ts when it comes to managing the menopause.

  • 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).

  • 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?

  • evening at Bedford Lodge spa

    Muddy reviews: The Bedford Lodge Hotel Spa, Newmarket

    Oh we do love a wellbeing treatment here at Muddy especially after the excesses of Christmas. I checked in for a couple of hours of bliss at Newmarket's super Bedford Lodge Spa.

  • 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.

  • Muddy reviews: Sandpiper Pool & Spa, Somersham

    Oh we do love a spa day here at Muddy Stilettos, but we've never had an entire spa to enjoy in private! Find out what we got up to here... (don't worry there are no skinny dipping pics!)

  • Muddy reviews – Elysium Beauty Salon & Private Academy, Bassingbourn

    We can't resist a wellbeing treatment at Muddy - what's not to like about lying down for an hour or two? Elemis massage and facial at Elysium Beauty Salon, please!

  • 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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