As a society, when it comes to health it seems like many of us focus on the middle.  If our middle doesn't look a certain way, it will measure what we look like as a whole.  Well, PART of that is true but it's less on aesthetics and it is more about the size of your waistline.  Studies have now shown many concerns with the SIZE of your waistline and how it can truly effect your health.  

If you are sporting a large waistline, your risk of an early death is nearly double.  The reason, belly fat can sends out toxic stream of chemicals impacting the whole body.  Here are some tips that can help you maintain and watch your middle.

  • Measure your waist size once each month with a measuring tape.
  • Measure at the natural waistline, be mindful of your posture and suck in your stomach.
  • A waist size over 35 inches in women and 40 inches in men greatly increases the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and more.
  • The ideal waist size for women is 32 1/2" and 35 inches for men.  You will need to learn your body mass index or BMI to see how your waist size can impact your overall health.

As always, contact your doctor and personal trainer for details.


Posted on April 8, 2013 and filed under "middle", "monday", "motivation", "waistline".