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Earn While You Burn Doing These 8 Physically Demanding Jobs


We all need to do something for a living, unless we’ve won the lottery or come across a briefcase full of money. However, while many jobs are 9 to 5 sitting still in an office, some jobs require a lot of moving around…and they can even be considered exercise that burns calories.

So, if you’re looking to get fitter and even shed a few pounds while you’re earning your wages, then here are eight jobs you might want to consider. Many of these active jobs have the added advantage of being outside, so you can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (at least during the warmer months)…

1. Nursery Worker

BusinessInsider.com lists nursery works as one of the top-27 most physically demanding jobs in the U.S. While you might not think of professional gardening as a workout, think again.

The source notes that those who work in a nursery are constantly transplanting trees, shrubs and other plants, and they require a lot of time on their feet throughout the day. Stamina and trunk strength are key to making it through a shift in this job.

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