Xinhua News Agency released big data on Chinese exercise in collaboration with the sports technology company Keep, on National Fitness Day, August 8.
The big data show that every Tuesday is the peak day for sports, and every evening from 8 to 9 pm is the peak exercise time. The average exercise time is about 30 minutes each time.
The number of people exercising in summer increases, while that in winter drops. Data from Keep shows that from November to January, the average monthly active user of Keep App is about 30 million, and from June to August about 42 million.
The daily runners, 59.7 per cent of which are from the post-90s generation, account for 30 per cent of total daily active users of Keep. Beijing is the most popular city for runners in China, and the school playground and park are the first choices for runners.
Keep data shows that 56.68 per cent of users want to "lose weight", 18.96 per cent want "body shaping", 13.41 per cent want to "gain muscles", while only 10.83 per cent want to "keep healthy".
Men and women pay attention to different body parts. Women account for 58 per cent of total Keep users, and "skinny legs training course" is the most popular among them. Men are 42 per cent more likely to choose 'abs training course'.
The most interesting topic to female users is "these low-calorie snacks don't make you fat", while the most interesting topic to male users is "what is it like to 'get in shape' with abs".