Women spend more on looking good than getting fit

London: Women never change, it seems. They spend more on their looks than on their health, a new survey has revealed.

According to the survey, the average bill for hair products, make-up and fake tan in a bid to look young is 336 pounds a year. Just 228 pounds is spent on vitamins and gym membership.

The statistics emerged in the poll of 3,000 women from age 18 to 65 who were quizzed on attitudes when faced with choosing between image or health, the `Daily Express` reported.

Nearly 19 per cent admitted to crash-dieting and one in 20 have resorted to laxatives to squeeze into tight-fitting fashions, the survey found.

A worrying three per cent admitted to taking up smoking to shed a few pounds and 14 per cent have turned to diet pills. Four per cent said they had suffered an eating disorder to look their best for a night out.