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  • 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.

  • Ten reasons to take that bike offroad

    And all the kit, confidence and know-how you need to get started. Instant coolness, a brilliant workout and lots of fun, guaranteed.

  • Eight tiny but powerful hacks to get you through lockdown

    Losing your marbles trying to manage WFH, homeschooling and 'what's for dinner?' Sussex coach Camille of The Float Spa has these simple hacks that'll stop you surrendering to the overwhelm.

  • Review: Self Care Sundays Box

    Muddy tries out this Sussex-based eco-luxe at-home spa experience in the hope of emerging refreshed, recharged and glowing.

  • Connecting with the nature on your doorstep

    Brighton-based meditation and creativity teacher Helen shares her top tips for creating a relationship with nature to help your mental wellbeing.

  • 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.

  • Shred with the gnar! Where to go mountain biking in Sussex

    Put the Muddy in Muddy Sussex with some offroad action at these great mountain biking hotspots. Plenty for beginners, heaps for the more experienced too.

  • 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.

  • Workout trends, must-have kit and no more calorie counting!

    Why we'll all be trying outdoor workouts, boxing and restorative yoga: your ultimate guide to fitness in 2021 from the Sussex experts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Muddy meets – Foraged by Fern

    Eyeing up the hedgerows thinking 'I wonder if I can eat that?' Foraging has become something of a foodie trend. Muddy caught up with Sussex foraging expert Fern Freud to get the lowdown on all things wild food.

  • How you can help your child’s mental health

    Anxious, stressed, unhappy, obsessed with social media - just a few words regularly used to describe kids. Here's how parents can help, in the words of young people themselves.

  • 7 steps to better sleep

    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? Time to pandemic-proof your sleep, with our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

  • The coolest biking gear for lockdown miles

    Unleash your inner cyclista with our roundup of the best kit to wear on your bike during your Government-sanctioned daily exercise.

  • 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!

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