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Maintaining health and fitness in the Algarve

With its beautiful beaches and abundant sunshine, a fortnight in the Algarve is the perfect opportunity for some well-earned rest and relaxation. The region’s Mediterranean diet is rich in nutrition, but a fortnight without any exercise could see you lose hard-earned results from your regular healthy regime.
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Boost your vitamin D and health with a visit to the Algarve

Visitors are attracted to the Algarve for many reasons. The glorious weather is certainly one of them. Boasting more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, the sun shines even in winter for an average of 6 hours each day.

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Mediterranean diet promotes a longer and healthier Life

Holidays are often seen as a time for indulgence and the Algarve offers visitors the best of both worlds; you can enjoy delicious local produce and try speciality dishes, yet much of the food served in this region is rich in nutrients and beneficial to health. Portugal may not have a Mediterranean coastline, but the traditional fare is similar to that of the Mediterranean diet popular in Spain, Italy and Greece.

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Getting into Olympic gear

The following article is written by Gordon Sillence, the London Olympic 2012 Truce Campaign Coordinator

The “500 days to go clock” started for the London 2012 Olympic Games in mid March 2011. That also means there are now less than 500 days to go to plan and implement a credible worldwide 16 day long truce. This article updates the progress towards the successful implementation of the Truce as it is being monitored by Gordon Sillence, who is the coordinator of the London 2012 Olympic Truce Campaign.

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Gordon Sillence with Chris Ford at Wellness at AlmaVerde


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Spring Walks in the Algarvian Countryside

Spring Flowers in Algarve

Spring Flowers in Algarve

Walks in the Parque Natural de SW Alentejo e Costa Vicentina (PNSACV) this spring

Spring is always a fantastic time to be out and about in the Algarvian countryside, but, with the epic rains that we have had this winter, the stunning landscape of the Costa Vincentina and S W Alentejo has rarely looked more beautiful than it does right now. The rains have produced a burgeoning growth and flourishing variety of wild flowers and grasses.


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