Mechanics are the most physically active profession

9 June 2014        

Our poll of 2,000 workers, commissioned to mark the launch of our Cycling Campaign this month, with Santander, has revealed that mechanics are the most physically active profession, exercising an average of four days per week.

Despite 78% of bankers polled admitting they spend the majority of their working day sitting a desk, they came in the top ten of the fittest professions, taking part in physical activity an average of 3.38 times a week.

Close to a third (29%) of those surveyed felt the staple fashion of cycling, Lycra, should be retired before cyclists turn 40. However, those working in the beauty industry identified that 27 years old was the age limit for wearing the stretchy fabric whereas teachers and school workers were a little more generous and claimed 44 years old was the age cyclists should stop wearing the controversial garb.

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