Almost half of UK managers are overweight, with one in five doing no exercise at all, research shows.
A survey of 500 company chiefs by catering firm Avenance, found that a third live on ready meals, and most prefer crisps, biscuits and chocolate to healthier options. Three-quarters don’t eat the recommended amount of fruit and veg.
Half of them do not take enough exercise, and one in 10 go drinking every day.
Despite their bulging waistlines, 10 per cent expect to get through an average of eight Christmas dinners at work functions over the next three weeks.
Avenance chief executive Mike Audis said: “It’s not just an army that marches on its stomach – a business does too, and leaders should set a good example by eating regular, well-balanced meals.”
But CBI director general Digby Jones has bucked the trend by losing two stone in the past four months as he prepares for next year’s London marathon.