How to Measure Waist

Measure the circumference of the waist just above the belly button. To measure your waist, wrap of measuring tape around your waist and fasten it like a belt.

Breathe out naturally and don’t hold it too tight.

According to the American Heart Association, a healthy waistline is defined as less than 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women. A waist circumference of more than 40 inches (102 centimeters) in men or of more than 34 inches (86 centimeters) in women is associated with an increased risk for obesity-related diseases.

Waist circumference is a better indicator than weight or body mass index (BMI) of the amount of abdominal fat, which poses more of a health risk than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Because waist circumference is related to height, waist measurements are most useful when they are compared with those of other people in the same height category.

Waist circumference can be used to monitor weight loss, but it should never take the place of medical advice and careful examination by a doctor or other qualified health professional.

So this is how to Measure Waist.


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