Did you know that if you carry fat mainly around your waist, you are more likely to develop health problems than if you carry fat mainly in your hips and thighs?
Measuring your waist is a simple way to gauge your risk. Place a tape measure across your navel. Make sure the tape is snug but does not compress your skin. Measure your waist just after you breathe out. If your waist measures more than 40 inches (men) or
35 inches (women), look for healthy ways to trim the “waist,” such as cutting calories and increasing physical activity. Source: Weight Control Information Network