What is your waist size?

One of the easiest ways to know if you are carrying too much fat and are at risk of ill health is to measure your waist.

This is so much easier than calculating your BMI as all you have do is to check your height and divide by 2.  You then measure your waist and if it is less than half of your height then you are fine, but if it is greater then it indicates that you are carrying too much fat.

I am only 5ft 2 ins so the most my waist should be is 31 inches.  It you are working in metric this is around 157.5 cms and a waist of about 78-79 cms. Mine is 30 so fine!

Why should your waist measurement worry you-well it is indication that you are probably carrying fat around your organs meaning that they will not function as well. This puts you at risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and of having a stroke.

So get out the tape measure and check your waist.  If you don’t have a tape use a piece of string to check your height then fold in half and try it round your waist. If it goes round you are fine, if not you need to think about losing some weight.

If you are a man don’t just use your trouser size you need to measure the widest part of your waist which often is above your waistband!

I would be delighted to help you and I know that one of my latest client lost 2 inches from their waist in only 4 weeks so you have nothing to lose but weight.

3d human with measure in waist

Measure Your Waist

Your health is your most important asset

Whatever you are doing and however much money you have got the one thing that is important to us all is our health.

It really doesn’t matter what we look like when we are overweight and in fact you can look great on the outside but it is important to know what being overweight means for your health.

As a quick check if you measure your waist and it is more than half your height you are carrying too much weight. Obviously the bigger the diference the greater the risk.If you are 5ft 8 inches your waist should be no more than 34 inches.  So what are the facts

  • Did you know that 80% of people who have Type 2 Diabetes are overweight or obese
  • Did you know that 1 in 20 cancers are linked to being overweight or obese
  • Did you know that being overweight leads to high blood pressure and high cholesterol increasing your chances of stroke and heart disease

But by losing as little as 5-10% of your weight can reduce your risk

So start now and protect your future and for anyone wanting support and help at http://www.weight-away I offer personalised plans, recipes, support and coaching to help you get to a healthy weight.

So get out the tape measure and check your waist!

3d human with measure in waist

Measure Your Waist