Stay Fit While You Earn: 5 Best-Paid, Physically Demanding Jobs

By Carol Tice

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If you're tired of desk jobs that leave you no time to work out, consider switching to a career where you buff up on the job instead of getting flabby. While labor-saving devices have made many jobs easier – think logging and the invention of the chainsaw – there are still plenty of jobs that require physical fitness. Some of these pay quite well, particularly jobs that also expose workers to physical danger, notes career expert Laurence Shatkin, author of 175 Best Jobs Not Behind a Desk.