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  • Consider a raisin… and four other ways to be 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.

  • Veganuary: The beauty edit

    Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

  • 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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    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.

  • Aaargh, I can’t stop eating

    None of my summer shorts fit and I still can't stop stuffing my face. Thankfully Muddy Norfolk editor Helen consulted the experts for these three easy emotional eating tips.

  • 7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

    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.

  • Fast-track to fitness: 5 top tips

    Started well but losing your enthusiasm during lockdown? Angie at StudioBelle Warminster on how to stay motivated and improve your health and wellbeing

  • Working (out) from home: 6 on-demand exercise classes

    Missing your regular gym classes? Here's six of the best on-demand workouts you can stream into your living room.

  • Worried about CV Lockdown?

    We've chatted to experts at Age Space to get some practical advice if your parents are over 70 and facing immenent isolation.

  • Feb gardening tips

    No idea whether to mulch, prune or - goddamnit - both?! Here are the top things to do in your garden this month to get it in shape for spring.

  • Ready to get your zen on?

    From the physical benefits to the emotional ones, there are many reasons to practice yoga – Muddy picks the brains of Kalm n Kind's Kim Pierpoint to find out why

  • Live your bucket list

    Put together a bucket list of life-long dreams. And then actually start living. Here's some inspiration from lifestyle producer, Holly Patrick from heyyholly, to get you started.

  • New year, new you

    It's 2020, it's our January Wellness Month, and it's the perfect time to look after yourself with these inspirational wellbeing retreats, courses, spas and festivals in Wilts

  • 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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