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My CrAzY plan for Santa

By Marcus Santer

My Stay young and age well plan for Santa


I know it’s Christmas eve and you probably want to get off the computer and get stuck into the festive season (I do too) but I HAVE to tell you about this crazy little guy who showed up at my door last night.

He was short, about 4 feet tall.

He also had weird shoes that curled up at the toe.

And even more weird, he had pointy ears.

I asked him who he was and he said he was a messenger from Santa!

Apparently Santa is getting older, slower and weaker and he’s concerned about a lack of energy too. He’s also worried about having health problems and doesn’t want to drop dead whilst carrying presents to kids due to his weight.

So he wanted my advice.

Can you believe that?

And here’s what I told this messenger to tell Santa:

1. Develop a Prevention Mindset – I told the messenger to tell Santa he needs:

And change his attitude towards ageing.

2. Make sleep a Priority – I said to tell Santa he needs to stop treating sleep like a luxury. Staying up tonight and bending the fabric of space and time in order to deliver presents is one thing, but he shouldn’t make a habit of it.

3. Develop Friendships – I said to tell Santa that friendships are vital to his long term health and survival. He can’t just hang out with his worker elves and reindeer. And it’s no good only meeting folk when they’re fast asleep. He needs social contact too.

4. Eat Like an Adult – I said to tell Santa to quit eating the mince pies and drinking all that alcohol. When going down chimneys and seeing a plate of mince pies and a glass of sherry, ignore it! And instead, leave a note next to them saying next year he’d prefer to be left fruit or maybe some meat and cheese instead.

And instead of booze, please leave water.

5. Move More and Build Strength- I said to tell Santa his body evolved to do three types of physical exercise:

  1. Lots of walking – So instead of hitching up the reindeer team to go to the store or run errands, I told the messenger to tell Santa to get his blubber butt outside and walk through the snow.
  2. Occasional sprints – He could run up and down the stairs at every tenth house he delivered to. Or if that was too much, every 100 and work down from there.
  3. Heavy lifting – Instead of letting his elves do all the hard work, I told the messenger to tell Santa to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in too.

6. Manage Stress Effectively – I said to tell Santa that constant, regular exposure to bad stress is toxic to his well being. And if he develops the first 5 habits of this plan, he probably wouldn’t need this one. Because of how interconnected the body is.

But… If despite all this he still felt like he was going to pop – and I guess having to deliver billions of presents in such a short space of time could be stressful – he needs to recognise the signs and manage them.

7. Treat Supplements Like Supplements – Finally I told the messenger to let Santa know he needs to forget all the pills and potions on the market with their too good to be true promises, pimped by know-nothing celebs. He doesn’t need them. He can get everything his body needs by following the habits I’ve already mentioned. He needs to put his wallet away and buy better quality food instead.

I quickly wrote this 7 habit plan down for the elf and here’s what it looked like:

  1. Develop a prevention mindset
  2. Make sleep a priority
  3. Develop friendships
  4. Eat like an adult
  5. Move more and build strength
  6. Manage stress effectively
  7. Treat supplements like supplements

Look familiar?

We’ll see if he listens in 2018.

If he does, I don’t think you’ll recognise him.

And you can also follow my plan for Santa in 2018.


Well, my book:

The Healthy Ageing PyramidDiscover the 7 health packed habits proven to help you stay young your whole life

Covers the 7 habits I shared with Santa in great detail.

And it’s available for immediate download right here.

Bye for now


P.S. Want to hear my favourite Christmas Joke?

It was late on Christmas Eve and Luke Skywalker was fast asleep.

Suddenly he awoke, he’d felt a disturbance in the force.

Plus there was a strange rustling sound coming from downstairs.

Silently, using all of his Jedi skills, he crept downstairs with his trusty light sabre in hand. From its light he could see a dark shadow under the Christmas tree…

It was Darth Vader!

“Darth!” Luke shouted, “What are you doing under my Christmas tree?”

“Ah, young Skywalker” Darth replied, “I wanted to feel your presents.”

Right, I’ll grab my coat and leave now.

You on the other hand should make certain you’re ready to face 2018 with the 7 habits proven to help you stay young and age well.

Get your hands on them here…

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