Your waist circumference is another way to evaluate if you carry excess weight.
Waist measurement is part of your health numbers and it is important in
determining your overall risk.
If most of your fat is around your waist, you have a greater chance for developing
risk factors for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.

Measure your waist at the level of your belly button while standing relaxed and not
sucking in your abdomen.
Health risk increase with a waist measurement above 40 inches for men or above 35
inches for women.

Waist Circumference Numbers












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The information provided is a quick overview of the tests that Emaya Health offers in relation to health and wellness promotion.
This is not intended to be all-inclusive or diagnostic
  Desirable
Overweight
Obese
Men
Less than 35 inches
35-39.9 inches
40 inches or more
Women
Less than 33 inches
33-36-36.9 inches
37 inches or more
Waist Circumference
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