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Wellbeing

  • Facial heaven at Whatley Manor

    Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! So it's a big fat thank you to this gorgeous country house hotel when they asked me to be one of the first to sample their brand new and utterly fabulous Diamond Life Infusion Facial

  • The dancing cure

    From treating depression to dementia, how getting in tune with your body through dance can reach the parts other therapies can’t touch.

  • How’s your social life?

    Fancy a new gym/spa/membership club combo in the oh-so-smartest country hotel? We've got it sorted.

  • Gastro heaven

    29 of the best cookery courses from across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests).

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    10 unlikely benefits of yoga

    Flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation, strength – yeah, yeah, we all know yoga does that, but what about these health perks?

  • Spring into action!

    Wellbeing font of knowledge Claire Beeley talks through the steps you should take to make a smooth transition into the new season.

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    The mid-week skive!

    Yes, weekends are often mental but it is possible to carve out a little free time elsewhere. Inspiration incoming!

  • Next patient please

    Too tired to go for a run? Never see sunshine? We've talked to a top GP about how to solve our niggling winter health worries.

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    Super-special spa breaks

    Feeling a bit meh? Get ye to one of these stunning spas, as chosen by the in-the-know (and well buffed) Muddy editors.

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    Let’s get physcial!

    Don't worry we haven't recreated THAT Olivia Newton John video. But we have tested out the best sportswear around.

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