Our body talks and it does it through the size of our waist.
How wide is your waist will tell you easily how much fat is being accumulated at the central level of your body which is strongly related to serious heart problems such as heart attack and stroke.
How wide is your waist?
Take a centimeter and measure it accurately in line crossing the belly buttom as shown below.
It is better done if you can be standing up in front of a mirror. Relax and do not press your stomach. Do not try to gain a few centimeters less. And once you have the data, analyze if you have risk of cardiovascular disease or not according to these number shown below.
Men's waist should be 40" wide.
It is important to note that if your waist measures beyond these numbers is urgent to start thinking about what you can change in your life to reduce the size of your waist. It is not necessary to be obese to get a wide waist.
Medical science has divided obesity depending on where it accumulates in our body. It is the androgynous or central obesity that fat that accumulates in the area over WAIST (mostly men) and ginecoide obesity is the fat that accumulates in the area below the waist (mostly women).
The central or androgynous obesity - apple shape - is related to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, high blood pressure or stroke. This type of obesity fat accumulates around the gut and mainly affects our vital organs: The liver can be damaged by non-alcoholic cirrhosis and can eventually lead to liver cancer.
On the other hand, obesity ginecoide - or pear-shaped, is that obesity concentrated in the area of thighs, hips, breasts and legs especially in women, and this one carries less risk than androgen obesity or apple-shaped. However, it is also better to control it to avoid circulatory problems such as varicose veins, fatigue, among others.
Do you want to lose weight and consequently reduce excess fat in the waist area?
Reduce carbohydrates, eat proper portions, respect meal times, do not eat refined sugars (pastries) and do cardiovascular exercise daily as biking, walking and jogging among many outdoor activities.
Avoid at all costs sedentary lifestyle!
Ok now to start well, get up and take the centimeter and start at once! How big is your waist?
No. do not be tricky! Do it correctly!
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