The scary research findings that prompted Dr. Kachmann to first research and then to write a book on the topic of Sitting Disease suggest that if you sit for several hours at a time every day, you may as well take up smoking.
This is owing to a buildup of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase. And the other scary finding is that you can't get rid of this stuff by exercising in your off-hours.
The best way to avoid Sitting Disease, Dr. Kachmann let us all know, is to increase your activity of living, your AOL. That means if you're at a desk for more than a half hour or so, make a point of getting up and moving around. Maybe even set a timer.
Beyond that, all Dr. Kachmann's usual wellness advice applies. Avoid sugar. Exercise more in general--nothing too grueling, just enough to get your heart pumping a bit. And prioritize nutrient-dense food over empty calories.
Dr. Kachmann placed a special emphasis on the power of dance in his lecture. Only 3.5% of people exercise regularly, and that's probably because few of us actually enjoy working out. But dancing brings real joy, and hence suggests itself as an ideal exercise for people of all ages.
Thanks to everyone who attended. Turn-out was impressively high for such a beautiful summer evening. Next month's lecture will be the role of your gut biome in weight gain or loss. The date hasn't been set yet, but you can sign up for the Kachmann Newsletter to get notified of the details as soon as they're available.
If you missed the lecture, you can watch this episode of Dr. Kachmann's Access TV show on the topic.
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You can see Dr. Kachmann's Access TV Shows Mondays at 6:30 pm or Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on Comcast channel 57.
You can hear him on the radio at 95.7 WELT on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm and Thursdays at 8:00 am.
You can attend one of his monthly evening lectures at the Kachmann Auditorium in Lutheran Hospital (check Facebook for event details).
Or you can visit him after 9:00 am on Fridays at Three Rivers Pharmacy on North Anthony, where he gives free consultations.