Waist Circumference Determine Health

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waist circumference can predict a variety of health risks like heart disease and diabetes. Detection of disease through waist size is considered quite effective compared through measurement of body mass index.

Measuring waist circumference is very easy. Wrap the tape measure commonly used tailor body above the navel. If the waist size of 35 inches to touch the numbers of women and 40 inches in men, or more, need to be alert because danger category.

Waist circumference greater than 35 inches indicates the risk of metabolic syndrome. A collection of conditions that increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. In fact, when you have a fairly ideal weight.

"Belly fat with a waist circumference of more than ideal could suppress fat in the lungs. Especially when you bend the waist will make it difficult to breathe, "said Gerald Fletcher, MD, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

To fix this, do exercise regularly to burn calories the body. It is also necessary to control the heart rate After doing the exercises regularly. In addition to exercise, replace high-sugared carbohydrates like white bread, sweets and biscuits with low carbohydrate calories.


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