Never mind the gym, do medicineBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7574.911 (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:911
- Nicholas David Clement (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- F2 trainee, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland
I have just completed my first foundation year as a doctor in a large busy district general hospital. Not being one for physical exertion, preferring golf and snooker to anything more strenuous, I nevertheless find myself fitter than ever. Why you ask? Well, working for a living is rather hectic: several ward rounds a week, plus on-call duties and post-take rounds, and not forgetting the frantic running from patient to patient in between the rounds.
The distance that junior doctors cover on foot is not a …