Do you feel like a career change? Perhaps you’re sick of sitting at a computer all day, vegetating. Looking for a job that will keep you fit isn’t as hard as you might think and could vastly improve your state of mind, as well as your physical health.
Landscape gardeners design and create gardens, parks, and other green areas. A lot of your time will be spent outdoors, bringing design plans to life. That involves some hard graft, including preparing soil for seeds, pruning shrubbery and placing down new plants. You’ll be outside in all weathers, pushing wheelbarrows and laying paving slabs. It’s certainly not work for delicate flowers (ahem), but if you love working with nature and being active, it is a great option for you.
Painter and Decorator
Climbing up and down ladders, carrying heavy tools, and slapping on coats of paint all day is definitely going to give you an arm workout. Some people find painting therapeutic (rather than stressful), so this really could be a fantastic way to keep in shape and earn some money.
In terms of fitness, childcare is what you make of it. You can just watch the kids from afar with a cup of tea and a biscuit, or you could join in with their games. Before long, you’ll be able to play tag with the best of them and you’ll also improve your relationship with the children under your care.
Being a farmer is more of a way of life than a job. You will keep to soul-crushing hours and have all of your physical boundaries pushed by the demanding nature of the job. If you’re not out chasing sheep around a field, you’re trying not to be trampled by cattle. You probably won’t need that gym membership anymore…
Nursing is one of those jobs that won’t give you a minute to yourself – you’re constantly on your feet. Just think of it as an 8 hour walk (plus overtime), dotted with heavy patients and hospital equipment. Nursing, however, is an extremely rewarding job; not only do you learn more about healthy living, but you get to help people too.
Being a mover is an extremely physically demanding job. It’s up to you to carry and place a whole house worth of heavy furniture and personal possessions. Sometimes, this even means carrying these items up multiple flights of stairs. Absolutely exhausting!
You can clock up some serious mileage on this job. Not only will you be walking for long distances, but it’s likely that you’ll have an overeager dog tugging on the leash and creating extra resistance. Being a dog walker is a great idea if you love canines and enjoy a good stroll, but it’s also going to keep you as fit as a fiddle. This is a fantastic self-employed job that can definitely fill a financial gap, if you’re trying to find a new job, but are struggling to pay the bills while out of work.
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