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Covid-19

Impact of Coronavirus Control Measures on Health in Scotland

Overview

Organisation:
Obesity Action Scotland

Media type:
Research

Topic:
Covid-19

Setting:
Families / residential, Individuals

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The coronavirus outbreak has changed the health related behaviours of people in Scotland over a longer time period than was ever envisaged and the results are clear.
Whilst there have been some positive changes the overwhelming message is of poorer diet quality, reduced physical activity levels, poorer mental wellbeing and weight gain.

Key statistics

Younger people and women
seem to have been more affected by the changes brought about by the response to the coronavirus outbreak
Overall, younger people and women seem to have been more affected by the changes brought about by the response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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