While it can be useful to weigh yourself once in a while to get comparative readings, weight on its own is a flaky measure of how much fat you have and where you’re carrying your fat.
The size of your waist matters more, along with your body fat percentage, which matters most.
The larger your waist the more fat you’re likely to be carrying in the torso, and the torso is where your vital organs are. There’s a difference between carrying fat on your bum or legs, where it’s quite safe, and carrying it on your liver, kidneys and heart. Carrying fat on and in the torso can increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, and makes life hard for your organs.
So, get your tape measure out and measure around your stomach, roughly level with your navel, or where you think your waist is. For optimum health your waist should be less than:
- 94cm (37ins) for men
- 80cm (31.5ins) for women
You are at a very high risk if your waist is:
- 102cm (40ins) for men
- 88cm (34ins) for women
If your waist is bigger than is healthy then you could really focus on following our eatnaturally plans and start being more active. Running has a marked effect on reduction of visceral fat (that’s fat stored inside the abdomen).
Get yourself a fitnaturally running plan and learn the best and most convenient form of exercise!
Eat less but better,
Be active every day.