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Wellbeing

  • Muddy Review: Fair Oak Farm Retreat

    Peacocks, Pilates and plates of delicious food is this the loveliest retreat in Sussex?

  • Warm & cosy candles for Autumn

    Nothing says Autumn like a warm spicy candle. And we’ve picked some of the best to buy in Sussex and beyond

  • Muddy review: The Urban Sanctuary, Hayward’s Heath

    What with WFH, juggling a job, family and multiple Covid lockdowns, and of course the monumental business of the Muddy Awards 2021, it was time for some R&R for Muddy's Kerry. Ready, steady, buff!

  • 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

  • Review: The Float Spa, Hove

    Muddy tries out a unique form of relaxation therapy at this hidden gem of a spa in Hove's trendy Third Avenue.

  • Connecting with nature for your mental health

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

  • Review: Poppinghole Farm Spa, Robertsbridge

    A gloriously tranquil East Sussex haven with holiday cottages and a boutique spa, perfect for escaping the grind and enjoying some well-deserved me-time.

  • 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.

  • Screen fatigue SOS: How to protect your eyes

    Screen time rocketed in the last year? Your eyes will be feeling it. Optician Lucinda Howard of Arthur Hayes Opticians explains what screen fatigue is, how to beat it, and why we all need to blink more.

  • Keeping up with the kids: fitness for mums.

    Never mind the pre-baby jeans. Sussex postnatal fitness expert Louise Cornish has the lowdown on achievable, realistic and empowering fitness for new and not-so-new mums.

  • 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.

  • Where to find ‘Flower Rain’ in Sussex

    Heard of the Japanese concept of Hanami? Meaning 'flower viewing', it's the practice of observing and enjoying the seasonal blossom of Spring. Here's our pick of Sussex blossom hotspots.

  • 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?

  • 15 stunning circular Sussex walks

    Strike out on one of these lovely circular walks taking in the hills, mills, forests, fields and coasts of Sussex.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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