On the heels of Glassdoor鈥檚聽highest paying jobs in America report, you might be clamoring for a career change, but hold those horses, Nelly! We鈥檙e all for making that hard-earned dollar, but money isn鈥檛 everything 鈥斅especially when it means you might be engaging in unhealthy habits that ultimately make it impossible to enjoy the fruits of your labor. There are plenty of other factors to consider when choosing a job that鈥檚 right you: like your own wellbeing, for example! A recent study found that eight jobs in particular stood out when it came to poor health, based on the habits of 5,566 people over the age of 45 with no prior history of heart disease or stroke. Factoring into their ranking were common health indicators such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, fitness levels, diet, smoking and obesity.



1. Salesperson

2. Administrative Support


4. Firefighters

5. Transportation/Material Movers

6. Restaurant Industry Workers

7. Businessmen/Women

8. Finance Professionals

Several of these professions are included聽thanks to poor diets, but some reasons are unique to the job. Administrative support ranks among the lowest for physical activity, as many聽workers simply don鈥檛 have enough time to do it all, and it鈥檚 exercise聽that gets聽the axe.聽As for firefighters and policemen/women: While watching out for others is a key job description, taking care of themselves聽often falls to the wayside, with 90 percent in the study coming in as overweight or even obese. High cholesterol and blood pressure were also issues here. As for movers, the study found that up to a quarter of the industry were avid smokers.

On the other hand, the positions that landed at the top of the health heap聽included聽managers and, interestingly enough, physicians and lawyers 鈥 the number one and two聽positions in that highest paying jobs survey. Maybe there鈥檚 something to be said for making that green a priority after all? And if that鈥檚 not your bag, never fear 鈥 as the study鈥檚 co-author, Dr. Leslie MacDonald, points out to CNN, these findings are NOT set in stone. Just a few simple tweaks to your everyday routine, (switching out a聽fast food burger for a homemade lunch or taking the stairs instead of the elevator), can help turn you from a health don鈥檛 to a do 鈥 and that鈥檚 worth all the money in the world.

(h/t CNN;聽photo via iStock)

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