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The Peaceful Runner Newsletter #26 - November 22, 2012 - Too much Sitting can Cause Premature Death
November 22, 2012

Welcome to the November edition of The Peaceful Runner Newsletter - your free monthly resource for inspirational articles and quotes, delicious recipes and the latest news and trends in running.

In this issue:

1) Quote of the Month
2) Article: Too much Sitting can Cause Premature Death
3) Zensah - Smart Touch Running Gloves
4) Recipe of the Month: Apple and Pork Casserole

Quote of the Month:

"Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do."
-- Neale Donald Walsch

Too much Sitting can Cause Premature Death

Too Much Sitting

New studies now show the link between physical inactivity and unhealthy lifestyle diseases. But don't consider yourself immune if you exercise a couple of times a week. Sitting for more than 6 hours per day can undo the health benefits from your exercise routine.

If we have a sedentary job which chains us to a desk or requires us to sit in meetings all day, we need to become more active to protect ourselves from premature death.

Inactivity caused 5.3 million early deaths last year. That is more than smoking, which caused 5.1 million premature deaths last year.

Want to reduce your risk of developing an unhealthy lifestyle disease and premature death? Check out this article for easy ways to get moving in the office. Also, check out the video included in the article that shows how one office took this threat seriously and changed the way they work to become healthier and slimmer.

Read more about Physical Inactivity Can Cause Premature Death.

Zensah - Smart Touch Running Gloves

Zensah - Smart Touch Glove (Black) - Accessories
Need a pair of running gloves that you don't have to remove to use your touch screen phone or to operate your iPod? The Zensah Smart Touch Running Gloves are lightweight, but will still keep your hands warm. They are very affordable at $29.99 and have all the following features:

  • Smart touch technology on fingers and thumb allow you to use touch screen devices without removing the gloves
  • Reflective stripes for increased visibility
  • 4-way proprietary stretch Zensah fabric for ultra-breathability and comfort
  • Innovative silicon gripping on the palm of each glove
  • Micro suede thumb to wipe nose

Recipe of the Month: Apple and Pork Casserole

My friend Jacquie gave me this recipe to try. It is a delicious casserole that is easy to assemble, but takes some time to bake. Perhaps a great dish to pre-cook and bring along at your next potluck dinner. Please note these amounts are estimates only as true amounts will depend on how much you need for each layer for the size casserole dish that you use. Note: May not be suitable for kids as it contains alcohol.

Apple and Pork Casserole


  • 1-2 lbs boneless pork
  • 1-2 onions
  • 3-4 apples
  • 4-5 medium potatoes
  • 1 bottle of apple cider (12 oz)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F or 160 C degrees.
  2. Cut pork into small, thin slices. Cut onions in half and slice thinly. Peel and slice apples.
  3. Layer ingredients in a casserole dish. Start with a layer of onion, then pork, apple and potato. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Add another layer of onion, pork, apple and potato. Add more salt and pepper. Pour cider over casserole and bake for 2 hours covered. The cider will bubble and add a wonderful flavor to this dish.
  5. Mix breadcrumbs and grated cheese together. Spread over top of casserole and bake for 20 minutes uncovered.
  6. Let stand for 15 minutes and serve with broccoli or another green vegetable.

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Keep peaceful and keep running injury free,


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