Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season From Fitness Expert David Berger

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It really is possible to keep your health goals on track during the hectic holiday season. Fitness guru David Berger offers five simple tricks that work. Berger has also created a free, downloadable "holiday meltdown" Exercast of three beginner's exercises that can help people feel great throughout the season.

With the recent, earlier-than-usual Thanksgiving, the 2007 holiday season officially began. But even with an extra week to shop, wrap, decorate, cook and celebrate with family, co-workers and friends, it's likely that many people will experience the flip side of the season--overtiredness, stress and a raging case of health-guilt by the time New Year's Eve rolls around.

Award-winning fitness guru and nationally recognized personal trainer David Berger suggests the following tips for successfully navigating the season with minimal distress:
1.    Eat a healthy snack before holiday meals and parties. An apple is perfect--with lots of fiber and nutrition, apples curb your appetite, and they're in season and at their tastiest right now.
2.    Watch portions. Don't deny yourself your favorite foods; just eat a small amount of every one of them!
3.    Get enough sleep. Adults require 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye each night, no matter how many more gifts there are to wrap.
4.    Don't try to do it all. Enjoy your favorite traditions, of course, but remember that the simpler your celebrations are, the more you'll probably enjoy them.
5.    Exercise. If your regular routine is interrupted, consider a modified routine or long walks with friends and family.

If you don't exercise regularly, now is a great time to start. Just click on the link below to download a short beginner's routine developed by Berger:

When you've mastered these exercises, consider stepping up to Berger's Number One MeTM fitness DVD, which is available at

About David Berger: At the age of 18, weighing over 250 pounds with a 40-inch waist and smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, David Berger struggled to climb a single flight of stairs. David's journey to better health began when he quit smoking. He also decided that he would immediately begin eating healthier and exercising, climbing a single flight of stairs a day and adding another flight each week. He also started performing callisthenic exercises. Through his commitment to his consistent and progressive approach, he lost over 88 pounds and 6 inches from his waist within one year! David went on to earn a degree in Kinesiology from West Chester University and launch Progressive Fitness Coaching and now the NUMBER ONE ME! personal coaching DVD.

About Number One Me™ at Increase your core strength, balance, endurance and flexibility…Be fit for life! David Berger's Number One Me--Personal Coaching for Personal Best! Learn to effectively use the single greatest piece of exercise equipment ever created…your body! Over 45 calisthenic exercises instructed for you in three levels of progression: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Exercise at your convenience and in the comfort of your home with peak-performance coach David Berger. No more excuses.

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