MORE and more Glaswegians are getting fit, a new survey has revealed.

The Scottish Household Survey (SHS) revealed that adults across the city, regardless of age or gender, were more active than they’ve been in previous years – participating in a variety of activities including recreational walking.

In general, over three-quarters of adults (78%) participated in sport and exercise (including walking) in the four weeks before completing the survey, showing an increase of five percentage points from 2016.

Walking for recreational purposes for 30 minutes or more was the most popular activity, with 65% of adults having participated – an increase of six percentage points from 2016.

When walking was excluded, more than half of adults (52%) had undertaken at least one other sport and physical exercise activity in the last four weeks such as cycling, swimming, running, football, showing an increase of four percent from 2016.

The survey also breaks down results based on gender, and showed overall sports participation was higher for men (82%) than for women (75%), but both saw an increase of 5% from 2016.

Recreational walking was higher for men (66%) than for women (64%) for the first time since 2014, yet both the number of men and women partaking in recreational walking increased by nine and four percent respectively.

The number of women taking part in physical activity (including walking) is currently the highest it’s been since 2009, increasing from 60% to 75%.

The survey is based on a random sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.