Sport now saves 500 million euros per year in health costs

New research shows that playing sport and exercise prevents 97,000 cases of illness and mental health problems in Ireland.

A report from Sport Ireland and Sheffield Hallam University also shows that sport represents 3.7 billion euros to the Irish economy and that participation has changed dramatically over the past decade.

He estimates that exercising and playing sports has enormous financial and health benefits for society, saving 500 million euros in health costs in 2019. Even taking into account sports-related injuries, participation and exercise saved 400 million euros in health care costs.

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