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10 Reasons Why Santa is a Great Role Model for Good Health

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Over the years, health promoters and nutritionists alike have challenged the state of Santa’s health based upon his penchant for cookies and his pant size.  Because of this, there has been a public outcry from health professionals for Santa to change his ways and serve as a healthier role model for children everywhere.  Interestingly, if we were to consider the broader factors that relate to good health and longer life, Santa may not only be a great role model for health, but could also teach those health professionals a lesson or two.  

Based upon what we know about the life and times of Mr. Clause, the following factors may be what add the life to his years and the years to his life. So get ready to suck on those sugar free candy canes, health promoters, Santa really is the poster-man for good health and well-being, and here’s why…

 

1. Santa is Full of Holiday Spirit

Spiritual well-being is one aspect of health that doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but it can do plenty for us.  To be spiritually well means to feel a sense of connection to others, feel love and appreciation for the important things in our lives, and a belief in something bigger than ourselves.  It means having a purpose in life, connecting with nature, or appreciating the sunrise.  

Santa, as we know, is a big believer in the spirit of giving and as a result of this, he enjoys many of the same physiological benefits as exercise and eating well.  He is more able to cope with stress, depression, and chronic pain in addition to enjoying a longer life.  Perhaps this is one of the reasons why he has lived as long as he has?

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