Friday, April 26, 2013

Are You Carrying Fat Around Your Waist?

If you carry fat mainly around your waist you are more likely to develop health problems than if you carry fat around your hips and thighs. This is true even if your BMI (Body Mass Index) falls in a healthy range.

You are at risk if your waist is:
Women: > 35inchesMen: > 40 inches
To measure your waist, place a tape measure around your bare abdomen just above your hip bone. Be sure that the tape is snug, but doesn’t compress your skin. Relax, exhale, and measure.

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