Physical activity

It is recommended that children have at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. In the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area 73% of children and young people aged 2-15 years have been found to meet this recommendation. This is comparable to children and young people in Lothian and in Scotland.

child phys act GGC 2008 09Click on graph to enlarge

Notes on data

The Scottish Health Survey is a national survey which collects information from adults and children on their health and lifestyle behaviours. Parents are asked about how much exercise their children get each day, whilst older children and teenagers answer these questions themselves. Information from this survey is only available at the level of NHS health boards, so the data is for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde rather than for Glasgow City.