The 20 most calorie burning jobs in the UK, from dog walkers to plumbers

Gone are the days when physical careers dominated the job market and more and more of us sat behind desks 9 hours a day, playing with our fingers and straining our eyes while looking at computer screens.

Nowadays, our brains do most of the work while the heavy lifting and carrying, pulling and lifting is left to machines.

Also transporting cargo isn’t what it used to be as we don’t ride horses around the country anymore. Instead, we sit in trucks and stare at long lines on the freeway while occasionally moving our feet.

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Personal trainers spend all day at the gym and get paid for it

But there are still some jobs you can work, make money and save on gym memberships while getting the same results you would get from regular training, sometimes literally, as is the case with personal trainers is.

Another advantage of a sedentary job is that you don’t necessarily have to go to the gym after work to make up for the lack of exercise throughout the day, and you have the whole afternoon free to wind down.

But interestingly, fitness experts Sweatband.com found that respondents with desk jobs were 74 percent less likely to exercise after work than those in more active occupations.

They also found that 68 percent of respondents who did mostly sedentary work said they felt they fell into either the “obese” or “morbidly obese” categories.

The experts listed the 20 best jobs in the UK for calorie burning and while not all of them necessarily pay well, they can be rewarding in other ways too – take walking the dog for example!

According to experts, these are the best jobs in the UK for those who like to stay active, despite how many calories people in these jobs typically burn each day.

  1. Firefighters – 5,080 calories per day (1,300,480 per year)

  2. Forestry – 4,900 calories per day (1,239,700 per year)

  3. Housekeepers – 4,480 calories per day (1,146,800 per year)

  4. Fitness Instructor – 4,128 calories per day (1,056,768 per year)

  5. Roofer – 4,000 calories per day (1,000,000 per year)

  6. Agriculture – 3,808 calories per day (963,424 per year)

  7. Workers refuse – 2,840 calories per day (727,040 per year)

  8. Build – 2,754 calories per day (696,762 per year)

  9. Retail Assistant – 2,544 calories per day (636,000 per year)

  10. Flight attendant – 2,380 calories per day (595,000 per year)

  11. Fishing – 2,240 calories per day (566,720 per year)

  12. Plumber – 2,000 calories per day (506,000 per year)

  13. Police – 1,632 calories per day (412,896 per year)

  14. Custody – 1,600 calories per day (404,800 per year)

  15. Waiter – 1,400 calories per day (350,000 per year)

  16. Massage therapists – 1,340 calories per day (335,000 per year)

  17. Dog walkers – 1,272 calories per day (325,632 per year)

  18. Delivery Driver – 880 calories per day (222,640 per year)

  19. Barber – 840 calories per day (212,520 per year)

  20. Office worker – 600 calories per day (151,800 per year)

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