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How to Maintain a PRIMED Lifestyle while on HOLIDAY

Holiday excess! Two words we do not like at all. We all usually come home with excess baggage from our holiday. Excess because of the new clothes, gifts for friends and souvenirs. But what about the excess weight around your waistline and butt? This is a usual occurrence after a great vacation where we return heavier than we left due to over-eating and drinking, and not getting enough exercise.

This post relates to our recent 3 weeks in Italy, France and the UK where we managed to return as we departed: fit and healthy. Here are a few hints on how to have a great holiday that could leave you a little lighter in body, enriched in mind, and save you some cash as well.

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WHO HAVE YOU MET WHILST OUT RUNNING?

Which famous people have you met whilst on your daily run?

On June the 2nd I was out running with my family on a beautifully sunny Monday morning in Roma. We did not know that it was the Italian National Day (Festa della Republica) and therefore a public holiday as well.

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We were running along nicely when we saw a large crowd gathering outside the striking Altare della Patria (known as Altar of the Fatherhood and The Vittoriana). Being curious people we stopped to have a look and see what the fuss was about.

It turned out that Italy’s youngest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was to be in attendance of the start of the day long ceremony (along with the Italian President). I was lucky enough to shake his hand and wish his team good luck for the upcoming Football World Cup.
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