Radiology is a fairly sedentary occupation. Unlike other physicians, who spend their days scampering from patient to patient or slogging through endless hospital rounds, we sit quietly in the dark all day, staring at images. After learning of the following paper via the Dr Shock MD PhD, I began to wonder — just how sedentary is my specialty? This seemed like a fine topic to research for a Leap Day post.
The Samurai Radiologist wears a pedometer every day to keep track of my her activity (or lack thereof). She made a plot of her daily step count and compared the results with the other groups mentioned in the article.
Curious, go read this excellent post about the walking habits of an radiologist.