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The Top 10 Healthiest Jobs

Ever wonder if your job is healthy or not? Mine is kind of funny — blogging is considered relatively unhealthy (sitting in front of a computer typing, all day long), however blogging about health and fitness sort of negates that fact. At least I hope it does.

Point is, some jobs are considered healthier than others. So here are the most healthy jobs you can have based on if it is athletics-related or if it promotes a balanced, wholesome workplace environment (not including professional athletic sports):

  • Activity Specialist
  • Chiropractor
  • Choreographer
  • Florist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Professor
  • Running Coach
  • Yoga Instructor

Do you do any of the above jobs? If so, share why it is (or isn't) as healthy as it sounds.


Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 9 years
Working as a massage therapist is not very healthy- it's very hard on one's body. My mom had to retire from massage therapy after a few years due to back pain (ironically) and arthritis-like symptoms in her hands. She wasn't even doing it full-time.
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
Obviously this little list is a tad bit flawed...
starkiss23 starkiss23 9 years
Um, being a florist is only healthy if you don't have allergies of any kind and you don't mind having your hands in bleach for hour upon hour while you're washing out vases. I understand that the premise of this is jobs that get you up and moving, but lifting and being on your feet all day have their own set of problems..
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm a special education/inclusion teacher and what I like about my job is that I'm constantly moving around...I only really get one period out of the day that I am sitting at my desk for more than five minute intervals. I'm always in and out of classrooms and moving around the room checking on my students.
kang kang 9 years
I've worked at two universities and the professors aren't particularly healthy. But I live in New Orleans so that might trump being a professor!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
My goal is to become a professor one day and I can see how it would be a healthy job. You're on your feet lecturing for most of the day.
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I just graduated college and I didn't have any professors who were in shape or "healthy"...however, I'm a financial analyst, and that's definitely not on the list!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
Ooh, I have to disagree with one of these jobs. I was a floral designer for over 5 years, and as fun as that job sounds, there are major drawbacks that a lot of people don't realize. Florists are almost always working on holidays, putting in long hours to get flower arrangements finished, and under HIGH levels of stress. ALSO, another thing people don't realize is that many of the flowers in those shops come from other countries that use harsh chemicals that are not regulated by US standards, which means that every time a florist cleans those stems, they are exposing themselves to harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, I have already known 3 ladies who worked in flower shops who have dies of cancer, and I'm not sure that it's a coincidence. This job should definitely be REMOVED from this list.
swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
Im in college to become a dietitian... it really does keep me healthy though! Ive learned so much.. unpleasant.... info about unhealthy food and bad habits that it always keeps me watching what i eat!
Punkingirl Punkingirl 9 years
I have been teaching yoga for about two and a half years and it is great for the mind and body. My posture improved, like, 100 % (unscientifically speaking), I feel more "connected" to my body and listen to it much more effectively, and it's, of course, incredibly calming...something I can use in my day job!
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
I think it's cool that professor is up there. I guess once you get tenure, you have more time to devote to healthy living. I'd like to know if this is true for new faculty, who always seem so stressed out. Note that graduate student is not on this list. :)
almostloli almostloli 9 years
being a florist sounds interesting! :D
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I am acutally in the process right now to get my yoga instructor certificate. My yoga teacher asked me one day if I would be interested in teaching, and of course I said yes!
kcboyer kcboyer 9 years
I can see how these would be relatively healthy. I would add floor nursing to that, mostly because they are on their feet most of the day, but I also know from experience that they get a lot of junk food as "thank you's" from patients, so that sort of offsets all that walking and lifting!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I get feel my butt growing as I sit here at my desk...
Kelly-O Kelly-O 9 years
It's so frustrating having one of those desk jobs, although I'm grateful now for the opportunity to hoof it across campus regularly. We also have walking groups during lunch - they meet at different locations in the hospital and go for a fifteen minute walk through the hallways. (I work at a university/hospital combo, so there are huge hallways and lots of places to walk.)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha yea I had a feeling personal assisstant wasn't on there!
sarsour82 sarsour82 9 years
I work with a floral designer and it IS healthy. You are essentially on your feet all day, lifting heavy containers of water/flowers. You don't have the option of sitting in front of your computer munching all day. Several times I've woken up the next morning sore from lifting vases and containers. No time for snacking AND I'm building muscles! Hooray for a healthy job!
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