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Regular Workouts Create KRW16 Trillion a Year

Posted October. 17, 2007 03:20,   


How much economic value could regular exercise once or twice a week create?

The Seoul Olympic Sports Promotion Foundation, along with Seoul National University and other institutes, released a study recently. They found that regular workouts could save an individual’s medical bills by 80,000 won and the nation 2.8 trillion won every year.

Regular exercise could also prevent major health problems such as diabetes, strokes, and cardiovascular problems by 5-16 percent. Furthermore, hospital visits could be reduced by 0.3-1.5 times annually.

Improved health from workouts could enhance annual productivity and thereby generate 460,000 won more in economic value per individual and 16 trillion more nationwide.