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Construction workers best at building bodies
Published:  12 September, 2014

Builders and construction workers are the profession most likely to be hitting the gym, according to a survey by sports nutrition company, www.BodybuildingWarehouse.co.uk.

Builders represent 10% of all professions in gyms across the UK, strides ahead of other stereotypically ‘tough’ professions, such as fire fighters (0.4%) and the police (0.3%).

The study also revealed surprising findings about people working in perceived ‘geeky’ professions, who in building more than just their brainpower. IT workers appear in the top ten workout professions, ahead of the heroes in our emergency services and, even more surprisingly, just one place behind people in the armed forces.

Working out can also be a sign of business success, with top company bosses also making up a large percentage of gym goers, 9% of the people surveyed.

Managing director of www.BodybuildingWarehouse.co.uk, Kieran Fisher said: “Building is a career where strength and stamina are important assets, so it’s perhaps not surprising that people working in construction are motivated to take care of their bodies, increasing their fitness and ability to do their job effectively.

“However, we can also see a large number of desk-bound jobs in our top ten, indicating how working out is a great way to compensate for a more sedentary job, helping to reduce work stress as well as physical health.”