A builder’s life is best for health, says sur­vey

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BRI­TAIN’S builders are the healthiest work­ers in the UK, a sur­vey has re­vealed.

The find­ings emerged in a study of 2,000 em­ploy­ees, which an­a­lysed the food choices, life­style habits, fit­ness lev­els and work­ing en­vi­ron­ments of peo­ple across a wide range of sec­tors.

It found that, on the whole, peo­ple work­ing within the con­struc­tion in­dus­try rarely snack dur­ing the day and are among the least likely to be off sick.

The phys­i­cal na­ture of their job means builders are ac­tive for the best part of the day, and are less likely to have fast-food, pre­fer­ring to pack a lunch­box each day.

In ad­di­tion, those in the build­ing trade rarely work through lunch and have two breaks daily.

In con­trast, call cen­tre staff are the un­health­i­est, and, per­haps sur­pris­ingly, nurses and health work­ers also ap­pear in the five un­health­i­est group. TOP 5 HEALTHIEST

PRO­FES­SIONS 1. Builders 2. Lawyers 3. Shop as­sis­tants 4. Teach­ers 5. Sec­re­taries TOP 5 UN­HEALTH­I­EST

PRO­FES­SIONS 1. Call cen­tre work­ers 2. Fi­nan­cial ser­vices 3. Nurses 4. HR and per­son­nel 5. In­sur­ers

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