Do you dislike the idea of spending your work life on a boring desk chair? Then it might be interesting to consider some non-incumbent professions. In the following jobs you will certainly take more than 10,000 steps every day.
As a cleaner, you are waiting for a very athletic job. Not only do you make a lot of meters, when cleaning you also get a lot of climbing stairs, lifting and stretching. Washing with full buckets and industrial vacuum cleaners, washing windows and cleaning chair legs: you really have to be able to take a physical hit. The real adventurers, who also do not have a bit of fear of heights, can specialize further as window washers.
This job is not for wimps, nor for people who do not have a good physical condition. As maintenance technician, you carry out maintenance and repair work on material handling machines such as forklift trucks, terminal tractors, reach stackers, straddle carriers and container cranes. Because you sometimes have to climb these machines, you may not have a fear of heights. In exchange for your hard work, you receive – among other things – a nice salary package and an extensive training plan.
As a cook you are constantly on the move and you work under time pressure. You may eat a lot of tasty things, but you also lose those calories immediately. Whether you work independently or manage a whole kitchen team, you make long days and also cover many kilometres on such a day.
If you work as a postman, you are actively involved throughout your entire workday, especially if you choose to deliver the mail on foot or with the (electric) bike. For the heavier packages, you are obliged to take a car again, but then the grinding work will ensure that healthy dose of sport you are looking for.
Head of marketing of department
A job where you do not necessarily literally keep moving, but where you are immersed in the marketing world: for a head of marketing, communication and sponsorship with strong commercial skills. In this dream job-for-sports fanatic you are in charge of the communication department and you maintain contacts with sponsors and partners. You also provide content on social media.