WAIST Size is a very strong indicator of overall health.
Why? Because belly fat is a metabolically hyperactive fat, which means it releases health-harming chemicals into the blood stream that increase the risk of many health problems.
A large waist can:
- raise highs like high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high blood fats
- increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack & stroke
- increase the risk of Alzheimer’s
- lead to depression & mood disorders
- increase the risk of “-itis” illnesses like colitis, arthritis, bronchitis
So what should your waist size be? As a general rule:
Women’s waist circumference should be less than their hip circumference and less than 35 inches.
Men’s waist circumference should be no greater than their hip circumference and no more than 40 inches.
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