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Never mind the gym, do medicine

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:911
  1. Nicholas David Clement (
  1. 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 …

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