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Wellbeing

  • 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.

  • Decoding Depression: how to spot it and help

    A year of cohabiting with Covid is a grim milestone - the struggle to eat, WFH, sleep, repeat every day is real. Our mental health has never been more under the cosh and rates of depression have soared to an all time high. But help is at hand. Find out how to spot the signs and help when it hits.

  • Valentine (and galentine) letterbox treats

    The pandemic has created a boom in letter box gifting. With so much choice and V-Day coming up, why not make someone's day?

  • 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.

  • Snowdrops everywhere

    The snowdrops are coming out! From woodlands to National Trust gardens, we've round up the loveliest places to catch winter snowdrops across Cornwall and beyond over the next few weeks.

  • 11 Best online dance workouts

    January fitness resolutions twerking out of view faster than last night's Merlot? We've got you covered with these online dance workouts that you can do from home.

  • 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.

  • Outdoor fitness! Brrrrr-ing it on

    Gyms are closed and PE with Joe Wicks raises the heart rate in the wrong way. Embrace outdoor exercise to escape the family and witness the fitness.

  • 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.

  • couple kissing

    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.

  • Book in! The best local Cornish races for 2021

    Looking to get fit for 2021? Start with my curated guide to the best local triathlons, runs and fun events, and I'll see you at the finish line.

  • 10 brilliant local family walks

    Life may be locking down but the great outdoors is still open. Here are our favourite family friendly Muddy walks in Cornwall to kick that cabin fever (some with added coffee pit-stops).

  • 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.

  • Go Tache! Don’t forget Movember

    We won’t see many people apart from the bin men this month, but we can still support our favourite causes. November is men’s health month and Muddy's here for it.

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    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.

  • 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!

  • 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 steps to better wellbeing this October

    Lockdown, curfews, general panic - the last few months have been stressful to say the least, so we're pegging October to focus on our wellbeing, starting with these eight simple steps.

  • Five Scenic Cornish 5K Runs

    Grab your trainers and hit the trails. These beginner-friendly routes take in some of Cornwall’s most impressive landscapes.

  • 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!

  • 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).

  • 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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