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Around one million downloads of fitness app

A fitness tool backed by the NHS has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get in shape during lockdown.

New figures show that downloads of Public Health England’s ‘Couch to 5k’ app skyrocketed over the last three months.  From March until the end of June, there were almost one million downloads – 858,000 compared to 448,000 during the same time last year – a 92% increase compared to 2019.

Couch to 5k is a running plan for beginners provided by Public Health England, helping those who are unfit or don’t regularly take exercise to take positive steps for their health and fitness.