The sea of pot-bellies and teams of medics waiting nervously on stand-by at last month’s London Legal Walk said all you need to know about the physical state of the capital’s lawyers.
“Might law be an especially unhealthy vocation?” passers-by must have wondered.
Well, now there is evidence to back up the law-makes-you-fat theory. A survey by Careerbuilder.com has found that lawyers and judges are the professionals most likely to put on weight as a result of their jobs.
The report puts this down to law’s combination of “high stress” and its “more sedentary” rhythm.
The gazelle-like Stephens, who does exercises with his personal trainer up to three times a week, was recently profiled by the Financial Times in its ‘Jogging with the FT’ feature.
In case you were wondering, here’s the full list of jobs that cause workers to stack on the pounds.