Feeds

IT workers top UK inertia league

Too much coffee, too little exercise

High performance access to file storage

Personal training outfit Fat Free Fitness has shockingly revealed that the UK's IT workers top the nation's inertia league - drinking too much coffee and doing way too little exercise.

A probe of 1,734 employees found idle IT so-and-sos are Blighty's least energetic, with just 19 per cent meeting the gov's activity guidelines recommending 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week.

The survey also showed a mere 14 per cent reckon they tuck into the healthy five pieces of fruit and/or veg a day, while their coffee intake tops the UK league at an average of 10 cups a day. That, of course, is more than the recommended 800mg top whack of caffeine daily, or eight cups.

Next up on the list of shame are receptionists, followed by salespeople and checkout operators. Bricklayers* are apparently among the most saintly, an honour they share with... fitness instructors.

Fat Free Fitness's founder, Rich Leigh, apparently reading from a Department of the Bleedin' Obvious statement, said: "There is clearly a correlation between sitting at a desk or wheel all day and how active you're likely to be." ®

Bootnote

* We hasten to add this is regarding exercise, not diet. Try this unlikely scenario... Cafe owner to brickie: "Full English breakfast with double bubble, extra black pudding and eight fried slices?" Brickie: "No thanks, mate. I'll have the rocket salad with a soupçon of olive oil dressing and a sparkling mineral water, thanks."

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours
«Email? Mais non ... il est plus tard que six heures du soir!»
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.