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.