Overweight, obesity: Measure your waist
To measure your waist take a centimeter (a tape measure), the last under the symbol after having lapsed at the end of expiration, without pressing on your skin.
A large waist is witnessing a high body fat. This is the fat inside the abdomen. This high abdominal fat predisposes :
- to hypertension
- the increase in blood lipids
- suffer from cardiovascular disease
|Classification of risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension||Men||Women|
|Low||< 94||< 80|
|Increased||> 94||> 80|
|Significantly increased||> 102||> 88|
Measuring your waist can assess the significance of excess weight.
- Thus, for a man, a waist between 94 and 102 cm indicates overweight. Beyond 102, we talk about obesity.
- For overweight women when it comes to his waist is between 80 and 88 cm.