Apparently, British tradesmen are favouring a session down the gym rather than a pint in the pub. This is according to a survey that found that more than two-thirds of workers rarely go down the pub. And on top of that, 10% never do!

Apparently, a small 17% of workers actually go to the pub on a weekly basis. However, a third of workers regularly ditch the pub and go down the gym instead, working up a sweat.

This study was conducted by IronmongeryDirect which found that half of tradespeople watch their weight. A variety of construction workers were also found to be on diets too, and 5% felt that they live a healthy lifestyle.

On average, most workers felt that they lived a normal lifestyle. And only a minor 10% felt they were unhealthy. Another study conducted by Trade Direct Insurance found that actually, three-quarters of tradesmen think that going to the gym and exercising is important. And only 24% of tradespeople don’t exercise at all.

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On average, most of the workers surveyed though stated that they aim to complete two hours a week of exercise. Whereas, 21% of tradesmen even attempt four hours a week of exercise!

A spokesperson for IronmongeryDirect stated: “while the results of the survey may be quite surprising to some, it goes to show how tradesmen take their jobs seriously.”

“Working in a trade can be rather labour intensive, so it’s important that tradespeople are relatively fit and healthy.”

So what do you think? Do you agree with this? Let us know in the comments below.


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