Chefs are 'Unhealthiest Workers' in UK: Study

by VR Sreeraman on  December 25, 2009 at 4:08 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Chefs are 'Unhealthiest Workers' in UK: Study
Chefs are the unhealthiest workers in the UK, according to a new study.

The study of 3,000 workers by healthcare cash plan provider Medicash found that chefs smoked the most and consumed two snacks of crisps or chocolate most days.

"It may be surprising to see chefs at the top of the list, since you would expect them to be in the know when it comes to preparing a nice, healthy meal," the BBC quoted Peter Lauris of Medicash as saying.

"But in reality, it's probably the last thing they feel like doing when they get home from work. After spending the day in the kitchen for work, I imagine they simply want to put their feet up when they get in at night," he added.

Farmers came a close second in the list of unhealthy professions, smoking 50 cigarettes and consuming 14 snacks each week.

By far the healthiest workers were advertising executives, followed by teachers, human resources assistants, accountants and lawyers.

Electricians, insurance workers, builders, truck driver and call centre workers also made it into the top ten of unhealthiest professions.

Unhealthiest Professions in the UK are:

1. Chef
2. Farmer
3. Electrician
4. Insurance worker
5. Builder
6. Banker
7. Call centre worker
8. Truck driver
9. Engineer
10. Travel agent
Healthiest Professions in the UK are:

1. Ad rep
2. Teacher
3. Human resources assistant
4. Accountant
5. Lawyer
6. Secretary
7. IT worker
8. Researcher
9. Nurse
10. Shop assistant

Source: ANI

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