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be dead from the waist down

To be unable to be sexually aroused. You're dead from the waist down if you don't think that girl is gorgeous.
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rude slang A male who is regarded as weak, cowardly, or effeminate. Come on, don't be a pantywaist! We dared you, so you have to do it!
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A healthy waist circumference is no more than: | 80cm (31.5in) for all women | 94cm (37in) for most men You can measure your waist circumference by yourself with a tape measure.
A large waist was even worse for women with Asian ancestry.
Keep away from: Bias cut dress and skirts, baggy tops and tunics, pencil, fishtail, tight tube skirts, low waist and skinny clothes.
To measure your WHR, divide your waist circumference by your hip circumference.
Companies selling these waist trainers suggest wearing the product during your workout in order to reduce water retention and body fat.
Waist:hip and waist:height ratios are probably better predictors than waist circumference, though above a BMI of 35, their accuracy is questionable.
When hip circumference measurement is combined with the measurement of waist circumference, it is used to indicate coronary heart disease.
The hazard ratios for MI in association with a one-standard-deviation increase in body mass index, waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist-to-height ratio were 1.22, 1.35, 1.49, and 1.34, respectively, in women, and 1.28, 1.28, 1.36, and 1.33, respectively, in men.
"Losing more inches off my waist by eating healthy & waist training.
In June, Nicole Rodriguez pulled a ligament in her arm while stuffing a stranger's torso into a waist trainer.
Women with a waist circumference of 37 inches or greater had about an 80 percent higher mortality risk than women with a waist circumference of 27 inches or less, and this translated to about a five-year lower life expectancy after age 40.
The average man's waist is now 39 inches while the average woman's is 35.
Summary: MUMBAI -- Women wearing saris have been advised to use broad belts with hooks to fasten the skirts within, instead of going in for tight knots, to prevent what has been dubbed as waist, or sari, cancer.
Some agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), recommended using body-mass index (BMI) and waist size to predict risk.
The study measured body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, waist-to-hip ratio, waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio and cardiorespiratory fitness in 11,335 women and found that death rates were significantly lower for fit women than for unfit women.