What is waist circumference?
Also question is, how do you measure waist circumference?
To correctly measure waist circumference:
- Stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones.
- Make sure tape is horizontal around the waist.
- Keep the tape snug around the waist, but not compressing the skin.
- Measure your waist just after you breathe out.
Likewise, what is a normal abdominal circumference? Men: >102 cm ( >40 in.) Women: >88 cm ( >35 in.) Evidence Statement: Sex-specific cutoffs for waist circumference can be used to identify increased risk associated with abdominal fat in adults with a BMI in the range of 25 to 34.9 kg/m2.
Correspondingly, what is a waist measurement?
Waist circumference (distance around the waist) is a common measure used to check for fat held around the stomach. Having extra body fat around the stomach-more than 88 cm (35 in.) for women and more than 102 cm (40 in.) for men-increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
What is the ideal waist size?
Less than 35 inches for men and 30 inches for women, according to the study. These measurements are considerably smaller than what the American Heart Association defines as optimal: below 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.