Archive for March, 2012

Cancers Linked to Obesity on the Rise

Written by Paul. Posted in Blog

Here at Rock Creek Sports Club, we make it our mission to help others improve their their overall health and fitness. We see so many of you in here every day, dedicated to your goals and taking charge of your personal well-being.

So you can imagine how disappointed we are to read about a new study that found several cancers linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are on the rise.

Just One Sugary Drink a Day May Raise Heart Disease Risk

Written by Paul. Posted in Blog, Wellness Bites

SodaPut down that Soda.

For 22 years, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health tracked nearly 43,000 male participants, ages 40-75 in a health They also collected blood samples from more than 18,000 men who were demographically similar to the other participants.

Just 12 ounces of regular soda, fruit drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages daily was associated with a higher risk of heart disease, even after controlling other cardiovascular risk factors, such as smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol use and a family history of heart disease.

The news isn’t much better for women either. Another study from 2009 found that women who drank one or less than two sugary drinks per day had a 23 percent increased risk of a heart attack.

Rock Creek Sports Club Now on Google Plus

Written by Paul. Posted in Blog

To help all of our members keep up with our news and events here at Rock Creek Sports Club, we have now joined Google+!

You can check it out here: Rock Creek Sports Club on Google+

For those of you unfamiliar with Google+, it is Google’s social networking platform. Many people refer to it as the anti-Facebook or the Facebook alternative. It’s a way of sharing information, photos, links, and more with friends, family, and colleagues. Many are also using it to connect with people with similar interests to them, such as history or… fitness!