I came across this article which I think is something that anyone can do at home..it’s an easy test.
The article “How does your Waist Measure Up?” is all about the idea that
your waist should be less than half your height
This article explains that
The International Journal of Obesity suggested that, particularly for young people, the waist-to-height ratio might be a better indicator of overall health risks.
So, what is the ‘break waist measurement’ when you know that you’re too big?
Studies suggest that health risks begin to increase when a woman’s waist reaches 31.5 inches, and her risk jumps substantially once her waist expands to 35 inches or more. For a man, risk starts to climb at 37 inches, but it becomes a bigger worry once his waist reaches or exceeds 40 inches.
I can tell you from personal experience that my waist has gone from 46-47 inches down to 29 inches. That’s a huge decrease…but what I think is more important, is that it’s a quick way to measure, not pun intended, people and their level of health.
waist size is a much better way to determine, for both sexes, who is at a higher risk for hypertension, diabetes and elevated cholesterol.
So get some string and ruler…and measure away.