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Still lots to do if Scots want a healthy lifestyle.

A NATIONAL healthcheck has shown that Scots are still some way short of leaping to the top of any global league table.

Admittedly, we started from a pretty low level.

And there have been impressive improvements - especially in cutting harmful drinking and smoking.

But years of hammering home the healthy living message doesn't appear to be making a huge difference to the way we live.

Obesity levels have stopped going up, which is a good sign.

But 68 per cent of men and 61 per cent of women are overweight.

A quarter of adults are obese. At the same time, the proportion of people adhering to the five-a-day message has barely shifted in a decade.

It shows that without the massive drive to promote a more active, healthy lifestyle, this country would clearly be struggling.

The challenge is on to push harder still.

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Title Annotation:Editorial; Opinion; Leading articles
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Article Type:Editorial
Date:Dec 3, 2014
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