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  • Oxfordshire bike ride

    8 brilliant local bike rides (and a tribute)

    My village recently lost two much-loved members of its cycling community. In tribute, here are 3 of their favourite rides - plus 5 others right across Bucks and Oxon.

  • Splash! 9 outdoor swimming spots

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes! Now dive into our guide to the best open water swimming locations in Bucks and Oxon. Just kindly refrain from bombing, running or petting please.

  • 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.

  • Where to play golf and tennis near you

    Bored of running and cycling (or never even started)? Golf courses and tennis courts are now open. Here are the top places to thwack that ball across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Woman in bed, can't sleep

    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.

  • How you can help your child’s mental health

    Anxious, stressed, unhappy... words now regularly applied to describe children. In National Mental Health Awareness Week we're asking - are there simple steps parents can take to ease the pain?

  • Lost the will? Go see your solicitor and sort it!

    Corona virus has forced many of us to confront our mortality, but that also means facing up to the practicalities of making a will. Here's why you need to take action asap.

  • 10 online workouts that take 15 minutes or less

    Not feeling it for Joe Wicks or Davina? Here, bash out one of these online workouts instead - a quarter of an hour of effort, smug for the rest of the day.

  • 20 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 Bucks & Oxon

  • Reclaim the routine during lockdown

    Living in pyjamas and no idea what day it is? Sounds familiar. Press 'reset' on your routine with this life advice from local experts - happier, more fulfilled family life incoming!

  • 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.

  • The coolest biking gear for lockdown miles

    Unleash your inner cyclista with our roundup of the best kit to wear on your daily cycle. Let's go!

  • couple kissing

    Top tips on love in a Corona climate

    The confinement we're experiencing right now can make even the most rock-solid of relationships creak. Read on for our expert guide on how to keep love (and lust) going.

  • What does your workspace say about you?

    Fancy a nose around my desk? Welcome to the nerve centre of Muddy HQ under lockdown (full disclosure, I chucked away my half-full cup of tea before taking this photo). 

  • glam fitness

    Fast-track to fitness: 5 top tips

    Started well but losing your enthusiasm during lockdown? Award-winning PT Steve Gregory on how to stay motivated and improve your health and wellbeing.

  • 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!

  • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

    Ooooh, something smells lovely! These clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful winter gift (even if it's for yourself - shhhhh, we won't tell).

  • Working (out) from home: 5 on-demand exercise classes

    Tear your eyes away from Netflix and get moving with these streaming fitness classes. No excuses now!

  • Pamper day? Four luxe London wellbeing destinations

    Feeling frazzled? London day trips aren't just for shopping/drinking/sightseeing - get thee to the city for a turbo-charged wellbeing fix.

  • Three bonkers wellbeing trends for 2020

    Will you be, um, honouring your vagina this year?

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • 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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