Waist Circumference is a measurement used to help determine risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Increased abdominal fat results in increased risk for these health conditions compared to fat that is mainly on the hips and thighs.
High risk women: over 35 inches (88cm)
High risk men: over 40 inches (102cm)
Tips to maintain a healthy weight
Exercise regularly (30 minutes 5 days per week)
Reduce caloric intake if needed
Eat healthy foods (low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables)
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