We have had some concerned little ones asking recently if Santa is allowed in the house to deliver presents, given the rather strange time we find ourselves in. Rest assured, Father Christmas will be able to visit, and here’s seven reasons why:
1. He Exercises: for 5 days out of 7, 52 weeks of the year, Santa is on a strict regime. Even on holiday (which is 51 weeks of the year, given his elves do all the preparation these days). Being an older fellow, he keeps high impact training for the young ones, and maintains a strict walking regime and strength/power work out in the gym.
2. He Eats Well: every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when, let’s face it, we all have a bit of a blow-out. Santa is keeping his vitamin D topped up with supplements, as the North Pole has little sunshine (more on that later), as well as probiotics – did you know he loves sauerkraut? – and omega 3 to keep his heart and brain functioning well.. (How else would he remember who’s on the good and naughty lists?)
3. He Rests: As the leading toy distributor in the world, Santa gets a few perks, including a free pocket-sprung mattress and lifetime’s supply of orthopaedic pillows. He rests well after Christmas, and even gets a few holidays in, though we can’t tell you where (oh okay: Santa Monica beach, Turkey and of course Christmas Island).
4. He gets vitamin D in bundles: eating well means Father Christmas gets vitamin D2 and some D3 (though he is supplementing this year), but his main top up is when he’s holidaying, because sunlight in the North Pole is just not strong enough, unlike here where we can get it April to September.
5. He Hydrates: Even on Christmas Eve, when whiskey and beer are aplenty, Santa has his water bottele out and drinks his 2 litres every 24 hours as a minimum, even more in the hot countries.
6. He has a Positive Mental Attitude: A Jolly Old Fellow like Father Christmas doesn’t have his Christmas spirit shaken by much, and he avoids the news (apart from weather reports) to keep in a postive frame of mind. If he does feel down he just pops on some Christmas tunes and has a boogie.
7. He Gets Checked: Not only does Santa have regular dental checks (he won’t tell the dentist how much candy cane he has), eye checks (reading glasses are a must after the age of 100) and hearing checks (well he doesn’t want to shout “ho ho ho” too loudly!), but he also gets his spine and nervous system checked. How many chimneys would he get down, and how many sacks would he be able to carry without his chiropractic visits? Not many. Fortunately all the chiropractors I know are ready to meet Santa for a quick tune-up as he passes through. He can’t keep the children waiting!
All in all, Father Christmas is the healthiest guy I know, and for that reason he’ll be just fine. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!