Wellbeing

  • Shape up

    If you want to get fit for summer, now’s the time to start. Dan Oliver from Field of Fitness in Guildford tells us how to get healthier (and bag a bikini bod while we’re at it)

  • Muddy reviews: Mud Kids

    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.

  • This girl can spin

    Indoor cycling: it’s all the rage these days. Here’s what to expect at your first spin class — killer workout guaranteed

  • Bottle rocket yoga

    This version of Ashtanga yoga is the hottest new thing, and at Red Hot Yoga in Guilford students are going mad for it. Muddy writer and yoga devotee Zoe Dudgeon went along to see what the fuss is about

  • Healing power

    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

  • Resolutions reaffirmed

    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.

    • Try this: hot lava shell massage

      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.

    • Seven reasons to do pilates

      It can make you feel relaxed, elated and get you into seriously fit shape – so what’s stopping you?

      • Muddy reviews: Body Harmonies Massage

        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.

      • Make your life more hygge

        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…

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