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Wellbeing

  • Muddy reviews: Spa Illuminata, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘Superspa’ breaks for 2020

    I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. I'll put on the fluffy white robe and assume the position.

  • How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat, excessive plastic and all things unrecyclable and laden down with air miles. Here's how to have a more sustainable Christmas this year. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • #InLoveWithLocal

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • How Helen Glover does it

    Champion rower, mother, partner to Steve Backshall and all round marvel - Muddy meets Helen Glover to talk fitness, family and breaking her Olympic gold medal (oops).

  • 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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