If Santa lost weight!


If Santa lost 5-10 kilograms, he would:

  • improve blood glucose control, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • enhance lung function
  • improve mood and sleep quality
  • reduce joint and back pain
  • increase longevity (losing just one kilogram has been found toincrease survival by 3-4 months)
  • reduce risk of dying from any cause by 20% (>40% reduced risk of dying from cancer)
What can Santa do through the Christmas period to avoid weight gain or lose weight?

Those extra kilos are so much harder to get off than they are to put on, so moderation is the key over Christmas.

  • At Christmas parties, stand a little away from the food table. 
  • Space alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic alternatives like mineral water. 
  • Enjoy the great foods available during this season, like stone fruits and berries, seafood, as long as it’s not battered and deep-fried. Grilling and barbecuing are the healthiest cooking options. 
  • Keep active. A gentle walk around the streets to see the neighbourhood Christmas decorations or something more active, like backyard cricket. 
  • Limit portion size. Have smaller helpings of your favourite foods, eat slowly and enjoy it. You don’t have to eat the whole pavlova now … there will always be pavlovas in the world!

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