"The biggest increase in May 2021 compared to the pre-pandemic May 2019 was shown by bicycle shops - here the number of transactions increased by 2.5 times," RIA Novosti quoted a study as saying.

Fitness clubs are in second place, followed by tickets to sporting events.

Most of the shopping in sporting goods stores is done by men.

On May 23, it became known that 68% of Russians consider themselves to be adherents of a healthy lifestyle (HLS), and 18% are unequivocally sure of this, and 50% are inclined to such an assessment.