Fat but fit, Santa is ready to go!

He may not look it, but Santa probably hits the gym regularly to work on the strength, endurance, and flexibility he needs for his job. Since Santa tends to keep to himself, he hasn’t come to my lab for a fitness test. But I tried to make a good guess as to what he does in the “offseason” to stay in shape in my Health & Fitness column in the Aiken Standard.

It’s a good thing he keeps himself in shape, too. Since he is overweight, good fitness is essential for reducing his risk of, among other things, a heart attack or stroke. In fact, Santa is probably healthier than some people who have a “normal” weight, but don’t exercise.

He should watch his weight, though. An ABC News report suggests that Santa is getting fatter!

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