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