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Scottish Government needs to look at Falls Strategy if it’s serious about inactivity

July 12, 2018 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

"Getting out and about is hugely important for our mental health as well as physical.

"Healthy weight initiatives need to permeate every aspect of life in Scotland. That means making our streets more walkable, active travel more sustainable and healthy food more easily available."

"If the government is serious about wanting to cut inactivity then it should start by delivering the national falls strategy that parliament has voted for twice in motions under my name.

"Fear of falling vastly reduces the orbit of your social universe and for many older people having no confidence in the safety of pavements and footpaths can lead to the double whammy of isolation and inactivity."