Steve Sax Launches Web Site To Promote Healthy, Active Living Through Sports-related Activities at AllSportsConnection
Sacramento, CA (rushprnews) June 7, 2007 -Steve Sax, 1982 NL Rookie of the Year, 2 time WS Champion, andÂ six time MLB All Star second baseman has launched AllSportsConnection.com in an effort to connect individual or team sport competitors with over 150 sports and physical activities.
The site allows traditional sports enthusiasts to connect for team sports (soccer, flag football, softball and lacrosse), and it also encourages members to form hiking teams, skiing teams, running teams or even seek general work out partners. According to Sax, â€œThere is a rating system to match members up with fair competition and enjoyment according to ability for individual and team competition. We donâ€™t want anyone left out regardless of current physical condition or handicap. Someone just like you needs a partner to begin or continue down the road to physical fitness.â€
AllSportsConnection.com is driven by Americaâ€™s love affair with sports and the recent success in connecting like minded people on other internet networking sites. Sax also sees an opportunity to contribute to the reversal of some alarming health trends:
- Obesity and inactivity are well documented national epidemics
- One third of cancer deaths are due to poor nutrition and physical inactivity, according to the American Cancer Society
- Over 300,000 deaths a year can be attributed to poor diet and a lack of physical activity according to the American Heart Association
- Clinical depression effects over 19 million people every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Twenty-five percent of healthcare expenses are attributable to modifiable risk factors such as poor eating habits, lack of physical activity and sleep deprivation, according to Coresolutions.com.
In all cases, experts agree that increased physical activity and a healthy diet are critical for prevention. According to Sax, â€œAllSportsConnection.com is designed to address these issues head on through the fun of sport and the value of education. We made the Web site free to members, affording them the opportunity to develop healthy lifestyles one connection at a time.â€ Acclaimed physical fitness trainer Elizabeth Germaine contributes easy to find diet and nutritional tips to the site to foster healthier lifestyles. Allsportsconnection.com also provides workout tips, sports tips and exercise programs members can do at home.
The site encourages members to post local events and activities. It also offers a platform for members to organize group hikes, runs, cross country events or team competitions. Sax says,
â€œA local event can be anything from a hike in the mountains to a major league sporting event. I especially look forward to helping smaller sports programs at junior colleges and universities get the word out to their local communities. Building awareness for these activities and their athletes will build an awareness and sense of pride in our local communities that is sure to instill an understanding to our children of the experiences they should look forward to and work to achieve.â€
AllSportsConnection.com is free to members. In the near future, the site will generate revenue through a modest posting fee of targeted fitness related ads. The ads can be for sports gear, a place to play, or professional sports services, such as personal training or surgeons. Sax adds, â€œIf your company promotes healthy, active lifestyles, this is the place to be! Just checkout the site and you will see what I mean.â€
For questions or inquiries, contact Steve atÂ email@example.comÂ or 916-276-4652.
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