Nothing I like to see more on Muddy than a story about mud! The Mud Kids obstacle race was held near Dorking on Sunday, and Muddy’s Tracy Wells was there with her family.Read more
Bottle Rocket what? It sounds more like a potent drink designed to leave you feeling more intoxicated than invigorated. But this version of Ashtanga yoga is really a thing. And at Red Hot Yoga in Guilford, yoga students are going mad for this new playful yoga practice. Muddy writer and yoga devotee Zoe Dudgeon tried it out.Read more
My note to self for 2017 – written in big bold letters is to be less stressed. There it is, in permanent marker pen, pinned to my fridge. This year, I’m chasing health and fitness and balance. Especially the balance. And I’m aiming for a more holistic approach. (But don’t worry Mr Wine Bottle, you haven’t been cast aside – there will be balance.)
A holistic approach to health and happiness focuses on healing the whole person – the mind, body and soul. But there are more holistic therapies being offered these days than you can shake a stick at, from aromatherapy to zero balancing. But what are these therapies, and what will they achieve. Check out our guide…Read more
January can be a test of endurance for even the strongest among us. Long dark days and cold dreary weather without the sparkle of Christmas lights can make even the most cheery of us feel a little glum. Add New Year resolutions and January detox to the mix, and, well, it’s tough.
We’re at the halfway mark, and if you’re anything like me your willpower will be starting to fade, so I’ve asked life-style coach and general all-round creature of loveliness Clare Percival of Now It’s All About Me for her top tips on how to carry on in 2017 as you had meant to start out.Read more
Lava shells. Have you used them? Similar to a hot stone massage, only much improved, the hot lava shell massage, has been attracting a lot of attention. They’ve been around a while and I always thought they were a bit gimmicky, so gave them the meh treatment, but what do I know?!
Ellie Goulding, Pixie Lott and Sir Richard B are all fans – and so, it turns out, am I.Read more
If you’re anything like me, life is pretty much spent stooped over a desk or taxiing kids around. And when I do find time for me, pretty often it involves a bottle of wine and a Netflix series.
But there’s one activity that will make you feel relaxed, elated and in seriously fit shape. And it’s not what you think, you filthy lot.Read more
Do you like your massage treatments in a spa or a home environment? High tech or a holistic? Frankly I’ll take my kicks every which way I can get them, but I am partial to a good home-based treatment.Read more
Muddy Norfolk editor, the lovely Jo, has been embracing the cosy Danish concept of hygge, said to make homes happier and people nicer. Cuddle up and read on…Read more
Summer has ended, the leaves are turning, dusk is gathering – and there’s no doubt that cold and flu season is in full effect. Last week, with a chill in the air and a tickle in her throat, Muddy writer Zoe Dudgeon headed out for an evening with Ella Mills, hoping to pick up some of her healthy lifestyle tips.Read more
There are some undeniable benefits to writing Muddy Stilettos. A legitimate excuse to wear elasticated trousers for food reviewing purposes. Walking 5 metres from bedroom to office (known until 8.55am as the kitchen table). Seeing more musicals than is strictly necessary for theatrical reviews. And perhaps, more than anything, trying out facials.Read more