According to the Oriental Morning Post, a new health survey of white collar workers shows that over three quarters of them are in bad shape, and have the physical attributes of someone ten years their senior. Top reasons for the poor physiology?
Booze and cigarettes Real estate prices, aging and distant parents, and a fruitless love life. We’re not sure how you determine the biological state of an entire section of the populace using a questionnaire, but we definitely believe that there are significant health risks with the traditional upper-middle class lifestyle in China (did they even consider booze and cigarettes?). We’d have to say that the stress wrought from being single and far from home is probably not exclusive to white collar workers, though: in fact, we’d bet that blue collar workers age twice as fast as their significantly starchier brethren.