ALMOST half of Scots adults are doing less exercise than before the pandemic, a survey has revealed.

A poll for ukactive, the trade body for the physical activity sector, has found 44 per cent are less active than they were five years ago.

And just 21 per cent of Scots think they are moving more than they did five years ago, sparking fears for the nation’s heath.

The remainder said their physical activity levels have remained about the same in the last five years.

Clemency Lion, director of research, policy and communications at ukactive, said: ‘Our polling shows a troubling picture for Scotland’s physical activity levels, and this will have a major impact on the health of the nation, which also has serious implications for economic productivity and growth.

‘We want to see our political leaders urgently address physical inactivity to support the physical and mental health of the nation, which would lead to a more prosperous economy, reduced pressures on the health service and improve social cohesion within communities.

‘Gyms, leisure centres and pools play an essential role in supporting health and wellbeing and we’re committed to working with both the UK and Scottish Governments to ensure our sector is deployed to meet the biggest challenges they face today.’

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