Men choose cosmetic surgery over exercise

One in four men would consider cosmetic surgery to improve their looks, despite the fact that nearly half admit that they do not exercise regularly or eat healthily, a Sunday Telegraph survey has revealed.

A poll of 1,000 men, which was conducted by Opinion Health on behalf of the newspaper, revealed that 41 per cent of men do no physical activity other than walking to work and household chores.

In addition, 46 per cent said that they have begun eating more ready meals and takeaways over the last ten years.

However, 23 per cent said that they would consider cosmetic surgery as a way of rectifying the damage.

GP David Haslam, who is also chairman of the National Obesity Forum, told the Sunday Telegraph that achieving health requires long-term effort.

"I can understand why people want quick fix solutions like plastic surgery, but in fact procedures like liposuction have no health benefit at all. The bad news is that improving your health is hard work," he said.

A recent study by fitness experts revealed that adults should add jogging and twice-weekly weight training sessions to their exercise regime in order to cut their risk of obesity and heart disease.

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