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How to tell when you are Obese?

Apart from the obvious factors which are visible and more or less straightforward, obesity is confirmed by the different measurements. The first is your body mass index while the second is the size of your waistline. The latter is very important, since for every height a person has, there is a different waistline he/she should have in order not to be obese. We are all proportional in a way, and abnormalities in these proportions may only signify bad nutrition. Obesity is the main cause of many different illnesses and countless people die every year due to their weight problems. Thus, paying attention to your weight and modifying it so that your waistline signifies ideal measures is crucial for your overall well-being.

How Is This Done?

The first thing you need to do is to stand straight with your heels close to each other. Then bend to your side, since, this way you will reveal your natural waist. Take the measuring tape and place it just above your hipbone around your waist, paying attention neither to keep it too tight nor to lose. Also, make sure the tape is parallel to the floor below you. Once you have done all this, make sure you relax yourself, take a deep breath, let it go slowly, and, once you exhale, measure your waistline.

How to Interpret Measures?

Well, there is a general and more precise rule. The former says that men should not have a waistline longer than 40 inches, while, for women these numbers should not exceed 35 inches. However this greatly depends on one's height since this factor influences a person's figure significantly.

In average, women who are 5 feet and an inch tall should have an ideal waistline of 24 inches. Then, for every two inches of height, the waistline is expected to be longer, spreading up to 25 inches for women who are 5 feet and 5 inches tall, all the way to 28 inches for women whose height reaches 6 feet. So, organize your measurements for everything in between, based on this logic.

As for men, starting from 25 feet and 5 inches of height their waistline should not be more than 28.5 inches. On the other hand if they are 6 feet and 4 inches tall a waistline of 35 inches is optimal. Thus, for every inch of one's height, about 0.5 inches are added.   

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