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Half Of Young Doctors Are Runners

Posted by: on January, 19 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alison Wade

If you’re looking to find a doctor who understands your affinity for running, you shouldn’t have to look too far, especially if your doctor is on the younger side, according to a recent survey conducted by AMA Insurance.doctor 2

According to data provided by 4,950 physicians in the United States, running is a popular leisure-time activity among doctors. Approximately 50 percent of the physicians surveyed who were under the age of 40 said that they run, and running was the most popular leisure activity for that age group. Among those ages 40 to 59, 36 percent run.

Twenty-three percent of physicians 60 and over who participated in the survey said that they run. However, among the 60-and-over crowd, running was surpassed in popularity by lower impact activities such as walking and bicycling.

According to the survey, most physicians work 40 to 60 hours per week, but nearly 25 percent of them work 60 to 80 or more hours per week, leaving them with little free time. Perhaps that’s why so many of them turn to running—one of the best ways to put in a good workout in a time-efficient manner.