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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

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    Spa review: Whittlebury Park Spa and Hotel

    Who doesn't deserve a spot of over-indulgent post-lockdown pampering? We checked in for the heavenly full works at Whittlebury Park's Spa and Hotel. And relaax.

  • 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.

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    How to fix your family’s sleep habits

    If you’re finding it harder to nod off lately, you’re not alone. We caught up with sleep expert Kerry Davies to find out how to get a good night’s sleep.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Muddy reviews: WEA’S online learning courses

    Reach for the the Hobnobs when you're feeling emosh? If you've piled on the Corona Rolls this year you're not alone. To find out why, we took a bite of WEA's online course Mood and Food.

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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.

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    6 of the best face coverings from local indie brands

    It's official: face masks are the new Chanel lippy. We've found 6 local brands who are bringing it with the latest must-have accessory so you can look good whilst still keeping those germs under control.

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    10 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 the gorgeously bucolic landscapes of Northants?

  • 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!

  • Community - Muddy Call to Arms

    A Muddy call to arms

    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!

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    Muddy Meets Kristina Rihanoff

    We caught up with the jaw-droppingly gorge (yes, even in no make-up after an hour of teaching hot yoga) Strictly pro turned yogini and entrepreneur at her super-slick studio, Soo Yoga in Northampton, to chat about her passion for helping others to prioritise their health and wellbeing.

  • A new wellbeing technique

    Find out what this incredible therapy is all about and how it can improve your mental and physical health. It's so good it's even cured Fibromyalgia.

  • Are you sober curious?

    Whether you're doing Dry January or cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol! Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • Northants’ Best Kept Secret – Homefield Grange

    A 5* luxury escape that gives you a serious health kick while showing you how to live life well (for longer)!

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