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Wellbeing

  • Position of the week

    Not like that - naughty! We're talking about yoga, of course.

  • A Muddy call to arms

    The escalation of COVID 19 means our local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

  • Can’t get no sleep?

    You’re not the only one. It's World Sleep Day this week so we asked four frazzled Muddy staffers about their shut-eye regimes. How does yours measure up?

  • The hottest fitness trend in the world arrives in Oxford

    Have you tried Peloton yet? New York’s favourite fitness activity has landed in our ‘hood. But is it a glorified spin class or the future of exercise? Let’s ride it out.

  • 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).

  • REVIEW: Danesfield House spa

    Who couldn't do with a spot of pampering in these dog days of January? We checked in and chilled out at Danesfield House's Spa Illuminata. And relaaax.

  • Ready for some quiet time?

    Lord knows we all love Oxford, but do you sometimes need a break from the hustle and bustle of the crazy city centre? Instant wellness incoming, with these secret spots of serenity.

  • 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!

  • Witness the fitness

    New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

  • 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.

  • This girl can!

    Juggling motherhood, jiggly bits and the barriers to exercising, This Girl Can is back with its brand new campaign and we LOVE it!

  • Three bonkers wellbeing trends for 2020

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

  • Five of the best mocktails

    Howdydoo cowgirl, you still on the wagon? Get your gun-toting chops around these local mocktails then - all the thrill of a cocktail, and none of the hangover.

  • 5 West Country wellbeing stays

    Looking for a Devon, Cornwall or Somerset escape? Check out these corker properties from Perfect Stays, all with on-site extras you'll love, from yoga and wine tasting to massage.

  • 13 places to eat yourself slim

    No need to put a lock on the fridge and banish all fun for January - we've scoured Bucks & Oxon for the best 'skinny' places to pig out in peace.

  • Book in! The best local races for 2020

    Looking to get fit for 2020? Start with my curated guide to the best local triathlons, runs and fun events, and I'll see you at the finish line.

  • 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.

  • Spa time!

    Summer's over, we've all gone back to work and, quite frankly, I'm in need of a spa day. Who's with me? Here's the Muddy guide of the best pamper spots across the Muddy counties. 

  • 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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