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Fitness apps have seen a steep rise in users during the pandemic.

Strava, which now has 73 million users, said each month this year an average of two million had been registering with its app for the first time.

The app uses global-positioning system (GPS) technology to record exercise, allowing users to compare performances.

Meanwhile, fitness app Freeletics, which has more than 90,000 UK users, saw a 50% increase in use between March and June, during the first lockdown.

‘Welcome relief’

“Covid-19 has presented many people with the unique opportunity to exercise more, because, practically, people have fewer reasons not to,” Dr Charlotte Hilton,

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