COSLA, Public Health Scotland and sportscotland have worked collaboratively to produce a paper highlighting the positive contribution of physical activity across COSLA’s policy areas, the National Performance Framework and Scotland’s public health priorities.
The Positive Contribution of Physical Activity and Sport to Scotland draws on evidence to illustrate the direct and indirect benefits that contribute towards multiple outcomes and priorities simply by enabling people to be more physically active.
COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Cllr Kelly Parry said:
‘I’m delighted to formally launch The Positive Contribution of Physical Activity and Sport to Scotland document today. This collaborative piece of work between COSLA, Public Health Scotland and sportscotland clearly demonstrates the impact that physical activity can have to our health and wellbeing and across multiple policy outcomes. The Community Wellbeing Board believe that physical activity has an important part to play to take us individually and societally through and beyond the recovery from the pandemic. I’m positive this document will help enable conversations and highlight the importance of physical activity to Scotland’s people and communities’
The Positive Contribution of Physical Activity and Sport to Scotland can be read in full here.