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I Don't Think You're Ready for This Jelly

I Don't Think You're Ready for This Jelly

And it shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly...

It used to be that this saying was endearing and brought forth warm and fuzzy memories of Old Saint Nick. The times, they are a-changing so now that belly full of jelly means that Santa's got a bit of an obesity problem on his hands and that is no laughing matter.

A survey of mall Santas in Scotland, found that the average waist size was 47 inches, which is seven inches more than is considered safe and having an especially large mid-section is associated with heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Looks like Santa needs to lay off the cookies this year.

Fit's Tip: For Women, having a waist of 35 inches or more is a key indicator of abdominal obesity if your body mass index is less than 25.

Don't know what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is? Check out Fit's Calculator to find out.

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snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 9 years
Gotta, say mall santas always freaked me out. There are about a dozen pictures of me sobbing on an uncomfortable St. Nick. Here's just another reason why standing in line for a couple hours to snap a shot might be a little strange! Santa needs to start being advertised on Diet Cokes, I guess. :)
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
the abdominal obesity thing is interesting, my bmi has always been relatively healthy but i carry all of my weight in my tummy i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
So belly fat is bad, right?
DStirk DStirk 9 years
haha, cravin. interesting how i never thought about santa like that but now its like, yeah he is pretty overweight huh. weird.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I love Santa just the way he is. Poo. I'm all in.
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