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Losing weight more preferable than a pay rise for most women

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British businesswomen would prefer to lose a stone in weight than have a salary increase of £1,000, dietnewstips.com reports.

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British businesswomen would prefer to lose a stone in weight than have a salary increase of £1,000, dietnewstips.com reports.   A new study by holidayplace.co.uk found that, if offered the choice, 65 per cent of British businesswomen would sooner drop the stone than have a £1,000 pay rise. With many citing impending holidays as the reason for their decision, it seems that now is the time of year effort is being placed on shifting pounds instead of saving them. In addition, a further eight per cent said they would happily lose £1,000 off their salary if it also brought with it a one-stone weight loss. One participant's reasoning for opting to lose the weight was that whilst money is tight, looming holidays have made losing weight much more of an issue. Furthermore, with the added expense of going to the gym for a year, this method would be the most appealing one. The results may illuminate just how important weight loss is to British businesswomen, especially those gearing up for their summer holidays. Whilst such a wave of the magic wand isn't a realistic option, it may prompt some into considering the likes of installing a garden gym to help with the weight loss whilst not taking a step backwards where salaries are concerned. Commenting, a HolidayPlace spokesperson told freshbusinessthinking.com: "Given the tough economic climate at the moment, we were expecting only a small minority of the women we polled to be willing to swap a pay rise for weight loss. "However, it seems more than a third would be happy to miss out on more money if they were assured of dropping a dress or bikini size. It shows how highly all of us value our holidays. We work hard all year, so it's only natural that we want to look our best for our break in the sun."

Author:

David Howells

29th April 2013