by Tatiana Vorozhko (See full article here)
June 28 - Scientists say nothing benefits human health and longevity as much as physical exercise and socializing. The benefits of fitness have been well known for quite some time. But new research shows that people who have a lot of friends are less likely to suffer from depression, colds, heart disease and cancer than those who are socially isolated. For many Americans, social sports clubs provide the opportunity to combine physical activity and social interaction.
Such clubs - for people of all ages and fitness levels - are popular throughout the United States. There are leagues for both fun and traditional sports. Physical prowess is seldom required, and the leagues provide the opportunity to engage with other people and make new friends. In fact, at the DC Social Sports Club people can play games such as darts, hoops, or skeeball with a beer bottle in hand.