Calculating ideal waist

Calculate your waist overweight, obesity :

There is a simple way to define whether or not you are overweight, or have an obesity problem which is often at risk.

We are talking about obesity when body mass index (BMI) exceeds 30. It is important to complement this measure by a waist.

A large waist circumference, prevails a strong body fat at the abdomen, which resulted in:

  • Diabetes,
  • Hypertension
  • Increased blood lipids
  • suffer from cardiovascular disease

People with large waist or too high must be followed by a doctor.

How to measure your waistline ?

By measuring, using a tape measure placed horizontally, the smallest area between the navel and the ribs.

This is a very simple self-monitoring you can do regularly, just as some patients take their blood pressure themselves to evaluate the effectiveness of their treatment.

Waist size

Classification of risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension Men Women
cm cm
Low < 94 < 80
Increased > 94 > 80
Significantly increased > 102 > 88

Measuring your waist can assess the significance of excess weight.

  • Thus, for a man, a waist between 94 and 102 cm indicates overweight. Beyond 102, we talk about obesity.
  • For overweight women when it comes to his waist is between 80 and 88 cm.

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