Physical activity


Headlines and statistics in Scotland on physical activity

“Lifelong participation in programmes of exercise after stroke should be encouraged”

“Nationally recognised recommendations state that all adults should accumulate 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week.”

” 30% of the scottish adult population are sedentary and only 43% meet the current physical activity recommendations and those most likely to have a sedentary lifestyle were living in more deprived circumstances.”

“Increasing exercise capacity in persons with stroke may improve their ability to perform functions of daily living”

“Survey finds that less than half of those questioned (43%) believe they adhere to Guideline daily amount for salt of 6g per day. Also the vast majority (85%) of those questioned failed to take the government recommended 30 minutes of exercise five days a week. This lack of regular exercise, combined with a high salt intake, could lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke.”