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Wellbeing

  • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

    Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise - and orgasms.

  • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

    To celebrate this year's Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company's health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

  • Walking your way to wellness

    Ever considered the benefits of a wellbeing walk? Being outdoors, active and surrounded by nature can boost your mental and physical wellbeing. So slow down, relax your body, tune into your senses and let's find out more shall we?

  • Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

    In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are our top shopping picks, from pillows and candles to sheets to sliders. If these don't help you reach the land of nod, nothing will!!

  • Morning routines of happy women: the fashion MD

    Disco workouts, outfit building, and the perfect creamy scrambled eggs - this is what a morning looks like for Fiona Lambert, Managing Director of Jaeger

  • Muddy tries cryolipolysis fat-freezing

    Got a wobbly bulge that just won’t shift? This treatment is totally non invasive and there's no down time at all (music to my ears) so it seemed a great alternative to surgery and who doesn't like a little instant gratification?

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She's got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following - Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you're breaking up

  • How to get motivated to workout

    It’s cold and wet outside, and the sofa is soooo cosy... do you spend more time talking yourself out of a workout? Here's how to stop the excuses and get your sweat on!

  • 7 cool places to enjoy Veganuary 2022

    Are you taking on the veganuary challenge this year? Eat out at one of these cool and quirky local spots for a vegan fix you won't regret and support local indie businesses at the same time!

  • On your marks, get set, RUN!

    Fancy challenging yourself this year? Then you could do a lot worse than booking yourself onto these Rutland and Leicestershire races. Lace up your trainers, take a breath and dig deep.

  • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

    A traybake that's actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert's new book

  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

    Fresh from the new book by gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi is a surprisingly filling and easy-to-make pasta supper - maybe this health kick isn't going to be so tough after all?

  • 8 health and fitness books to kick-start your 2022

    New year, new bod: Get your exercise groove on with one of these new wave of bespoke fitness books catering for everyone, from angry yogis to gym sceptics

  • Best spa breaks to book now

    Robe and fluffy slippers at the ready! It's time to revitalise for the new year with some serious pampering, and these spa breaks are the best way to do it. Meet you in the jacuzzi...

  • Newsflash: What’s new pussycat?

    There's a new luxurious day spa opening in Leicestershire. Want all the gossip? Of course you do!

  • POST-LOCKDOWN ANXIETY: HOW TO COPE

    Life after lockdown can be a scary thought. Here's some tips that may help you deal with any niggling social anxiety issues.

  • 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

  • Letterbox love: zestEAT

    Sweet stuff that can come through the letterbox has to be one of the greatest things to come out of lockdown. The best bit about this one? Raw, vegan, "healthy" chocolate.

  • 8 outdoor exercise classes

    Lockdown weight adding a few inches around the hips? Don't sweat it - we've found seven kick-ass fresh air exercise classes in Leicestershire and Rutland whatever your fitness level.

  • 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.

  • Splash! Outdoor open swimming spots

    The weather's getting warmer so brush off the cobwebs, lift your mood, be at one with nature and dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations across Leicestershire and Rutland and beyond.

  • 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: brilliant self-help books

    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.

  • Listen up! Best wellbeing podcasts

    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.

  • couple kissing

    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.

  • 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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