Father Christmas’s health
All year round and especially at Christmas, Mr C is at risk of freezing, hypoxia, and deep vein thrombosis. Not even his mince pies and sherry can save him. He avoids health hazards skilfully
- By: Rebecca Ghani
We all know Father Christmas: the jolly, fat man who flies around on a reindeer drawn sledge, eats mince pies, drinks sherry, and doles out the presents. He is an uncomplicated fellow, content in his work, and devoted to the happiness of others.
But is there more to him? Is he indeed the healthy, happy, altruistic chap that we see on the surface? Here we dig a little deeper and look at the impact that Mr C’s job and lifestyle have on his physical and mental health—and overall wellbeing.
First of all—his homeland in the heights of the North Pole. Christmas is in the middle of months of 24 hour darkness. During winter in the United Kingdom, it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed when it’s dark outside—especially knowing that the darkness will fall again in the early evening. But what if there wasn’t even the solace of a