Friday, January 29, 2010
How Big Is Your Waist?
Researchers are finding that your waist size may predict your chances of having a heart attack. The bigger your waist, the greater your chance. In one study, the odds of developing heart disease were 55% greater for men and 90% greater for women with the largest bellies and smallest hips. Yikes!
What should your waist size be?
Take your height in inches and divide by 2. That number should equal your waist size. If you are 6' or 72", your waist should be no more than 36". If you are 5'4", or 64", your waist should be no more than 32".