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.
: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.
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In June, Nicole Rodriguez pulled a ligament in her arm while stuffing a stranger's torso into a waist
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.