The fat around your belly is a greater indicator of health risk than any other fat deposits on your body.
Your waist circumference can put at a greater risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
It’s time to face the truth. Numbers don’t lie. Grab your tape measure and find out exactly where you fall.
- Stand up straight in front of a mirror
- Position the tape measure horizontally around your waist, right around your bellybutton.
- Measure the point where the tape measure meets.
- Don’t hold your breath while measuring, and make sure the measuring tape is horizontal with the ground the whole way around.
- Record your number.
If you are a man: your waist should be below 40 inches.
If you are a woman: your waist should be below 35 inches.
Scared by your membership? Room for improvement? It’s time to take action. Call to schedule an appointment with a professional today and get a game plan to drop the weight and get healthy for good.
Kelly Turner is a Seattle area ACE Certified Personal Trainer, health and fitness writer and editor of the fitness website, PhysiqueSpeak.com. To contact Kelly with any questions, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.