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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.

snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 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 10 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 10 years
So belly fat is bad, right?
DStirk DStirk 10 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 10 years
I love Santa just the way he is. Poo. I'm all in.
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