Long work hours and fewer breaks, sedentary lifestyle, work stress and long commute to work are just a few of the factors impacting our physical and emotional wellbeing today. But there is a way to sidestep those pitfalls – by choosing a profession that won’t take a toll on our health.
On the World Health Day, here’s a look at some of the best jobs for your health:
Fitness TrainerNo surprises here. A career that involves helping others get fit would obviously be good for your health. From personal trainer to physiotherapist, the physicality of this profession is its chief selling point. In addition to that, you get to keep your own hours, interactions are motivation-driven and results are largely rewarding.
If you’re a friendly, outgoing and a good communicator, this is what you should be doing. Click here to find a job
Health Professionals Chiropractors, dentists, medical technicians and physical therapists have the best of both worlds. Unlike doctors, you’ll have regular hours and less stress. Like doctors, your skills will perennially be in demand. As a champion of healthy living, your profession is bound to impact your lifestyle choices.
If you have an interest in medicine and excellent analytic skills, you’ll make an excellent medical technician. Click here to find a job
LandscaperBefore planting this career idea, you should know that landscaping and horticulture is not for the faint-hearted. It’s hard, physical work, and there are the additional challenges that the natural elements pose.
But those who work with greenery are usually a happy bunch, probably because being around nature can help reduce stress and blood pressure.Do you love spending time outdoors and enjoy working with your hands?
Landscaping may be your calling. Click here to find a job
NutritionistA nutritionist advises clients on what to eat in order to achieve their health-related goals. As one, it’s a given that you will practice what you preach. Many nutritionists themselves have wrestled with and overcome personal health issues. Inspiring others to wellness is just doubly satisfying.
If you enjoy science, especially biology and chemistry, and feel good about making a difference in other people's lives, this is your calling. Click here to find a job
Software EngineerIt may seem like a surprising addition to this list, given that software is a field that involves long hours in front of a computer and very little physical activity. But their progressive workplace cultures and perks such as flexi-work schedules are a boon if you’re seeking healthier lifestyles. You could also consider a job at one of the numerous healthcare tech startups in India, as they all promote health awareness and fitter lifestyles.
Do you have good technical skills and enjoy problem solving? You’ll make a great software engineer. Click here to find a job