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Special delivery: Holiday survival tips from the North Pole

The holidays are great but can take a toll on our health. Just ask Santa. Even the holiday hall-of-famer can fall victim to seasonal ailments.

Stress, weight gain, lack of sleep and inactivity are as common this time of year as bad fruitcake and ugly holiday sweaters. And Santa, like you, isn’t immune to these concerns.

Causes of poor holiday health

Between long hours at the workshop, elf performance reviews, a diet of cookies and hot cocoa and, of course, traveling the globe to visit millions of children, the holidays can chip away at St. Nick’s health.

But Santa can take steps to improve and protect his health this holiday season, as can you. Here are a few simple tips to improve your holiday health, straight from St. Nick.

Keep Santa Healthy Infographic

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