Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you know who Santa is. And if asked, you could describe him on the spot with phrases like, fat, jolly, and round. According to research (yes, scientists actually conduct research about Santa), this red-suited, white-haired man "promotes a message that obesity is synonymous with cheerfulness and joviality." Public health expert Nathan Grills of Monash University in Australia says the beloved Christmas icon should "ditch his sleigh and start biking or walking to lose his jelly belly," and "swap his traditional snacks of cookies and milk in favor of sharing carrots with Rudolph."
What do you think? Will you be leaving Santa some yummy or healthy treats this Christmas?