Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has called for people to take regular exercise – after being defeated in a charity snooker match.
Mr MacNeil played off against radio presenter Derek Murray as part of a “Snookerthon” in aid of Sport Relief in Stornoway.
After being defeated the SNP MP met Mike Wade, sport facilities service manager at Lewis’s sport centre.
Mr MacNeil said: “It is well documented that being physically active can help us lead a healthier and happier life.
“Investing in fitness instructors would not only improve our health and well-being, but it would also save NHS budgets. It was very interesting to hear that the cost to the NHS of repairing a hip fracture is the equivalent of hiring a fitness instructor for 9 months.
“It was good to meet with Tony Wade and encouraging to see the many physical activities on offer in our sports facilities.”