How to measure Waist Circumference ?

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Waist Circumference

BMI and waist circumference are useful tools to assess health risk. Waist Hip Ratio is calculated by dividing your waist measurement by your hip measurement as hips are the widest part of our butt.

How to measure Waist Circumference?

  • Place a tape measure around your bare abdomen just above your hipbone.
  • Tape should not squeeze or compress your skin and should be parallel to the floor.
  • Let the tape be snug. Relax, exhale, and measure your waist.

If you are carrying fat around the middle, mainly around your waist, you are more likely to develop health problems than if you carry fat mainly in your hips and thighs. This is appears to be true even if your BMI falls within the normal weight range.

If you are a woman with a waist > 35 inches or a man with a waist measurement > 40 inches you may have a higher disease risk than people with smaller waist measurements because of where the fat lies. That’s why some experts believe waist circumference as the best guide to detect whether you fall in obese category or not with substantial health risk.

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The circumference of a man’s waist is a better predictor of his risk of developing type 2 diabetes than his body mass index (BMI). Men who had larger waists or higher overall body fat indicated by BMI had a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Ideal Weight Chart For Men

Height
Small Frame
Medium Frame
Large Frame
weight in
weight in
weight in
cm
Ft-inch
Pounds
Kg
Pounds
Kg
Pounds
Kg
158
5’2″
111 -120
50.5-54.5
118-129
53.5-58.5
126-141
57-64
160
5’3″
115-123
52-56
121-133
55-61
129-144
58.5-65
163
5’4″
118-126
53.5-57
124-136
56-62
132-148
60-67
165
5’5″
121-129
53-58.5
127-139
57.5-63
135-152
61-69
168
5’6″
124-133
56-60
130-143
58.5-65
138-156
62.5-71
170
5’7″
128-137
58-62
134-147
60-66.5
142-161
64.5-73
173
5’8″
132-141
60-64
138-152
62.5-69
147-166
66.5-75
175
5’9″
136-145
62-66
142-156
64.5-71
151-169
68.5-77
178
5’10”
140-150
63.5-68
146-160
66-72.5
155-174
70-79
180
5’11”
144-154
65-70
150-165
68-75
159-179
72-81
183
6′ 0″
148-158
67-71.5
154-170
70-77
164-184
74-83.5
185
6’1″
152-162
69-73.5
157-175
71.5-79
168-189
76-85.5
188
6’2″
156-167
71-76
162-180
73.5-81.5
173-194
78.5-88
190
6’3″
160-171
72.5-77.5
167-185
76-84
178-199
80.5-90.5
193
6’4″
164-175
74-79
172-190
78-86
182-204
82.5-92.5

 

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Ideal Weight Chart For Women

Height
Small Frame
Medium Frame
Large Frame
weight in
weight in
weight in
cm
Ft-inch
Pounds
Kg
Pounds
Kg
Pounds
Kg
147
4’10”
92-98
42-44.5
96-107
43.5-48.5
104-119
47-54
150
4’11”
94-101
42.5-46
98-110
44.5-50
106-122
48-55
152
5’0″
96-104
43.5-47
101-113
46-51
109-125
49.5-56.5
155
5’1″
99-107
45-48.5
104-116
47-52.5
112-128
51-58
158
5’2″
102-110
46.5-50
107-119
48.5-54
115-131
52-59.5
160
5’3″
105-113
47.5-51
110-122
50-55
118-134
53.5-61
163
5’4″
108-116
49-52.5
113-126
51-57
121-138
55-62
165
5’5″
111-119
50.5-54
116-130
52.5-58.5
125-142
57-64.5
168
5’6″
114-123
52-56
120-135
54.5-61
129-146
58.5-66
170
5’7″
118-127
53.5-57.5
124-139
56-63
133-150
60-68
173
5’8″
122-131
55-59.5
128-143
58-65
137-154
62-70
175
5’9″
126-135
57-61
132-147
60-66.5
141-158
64-71.5
178
5’10”
130-140
58.5-63.5
136-151
62-68.5
145-163
66-74
180
5’11”
134-144
61-65
140-155
63.5-70
149-168
67.5-76
183
6’0″
139-148
63-67
144-159
65-72
153-173
69.5-78.5

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