Apparently, tradespeople are some of the healthiest workers in the UK! Specifically, those working in plumbing, electrical installation and construction are officially the healthiest workers in the UK.

This is according to research conducted by IronMongery Direct. It was found that due to the nature of a tradesman’s job, they can burn up to 2,500 calories a day. And with construction workers eating around 4,000 calories a day, they’ll be working off over half! In comparison to other professions, working manually for seven hours a day means tradespeople can burn a lot more calories than any other types of workers.

The research even found that in terms of physical exercise, tradespeople are healthier than health and fitness professionals! They were instead ranked as the second healthiest profession.

Unsurprisingly, office workers were found to be some of the unhealthiest workers burning less than three hundred calories in work related activities. They were also found to be the most likely to indulge in sugary treats as well. Even if construction workers are partial to the odd bacon butty on site. Specifically, 23% of office workers admitted to eating sugary treats like cakes and biscuits daily.

However, around 19% of UK workers did also ‘top up’ by going to the gym weekly. 51% though blamed work pressures for their lack of activity. Specifically, they blamed stress and busy schedules.

The managing director of Ironmongery Direct stated: “incorporating elements of a healthy lifestyle into your working day is essential.”

“A balanced diet, regular breaks, fresh air, and moderate exercise are important.”

“Those with active jobs, such as individuals working in the trade industry, should ensure they are consuming the correct number of calories to avoid running out of fuel during busy or strenuous days.”

“However, those with lower activity levels should also be conscious of what they eat, being aware that they are burning less energy.”

So what do you think of this? Do you agree that being a tradesperson is the healthiest profession in the UK? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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