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Support Forum Topic: Measuring waist size is a good indicator of health
Started by: Kellie (My Health Software Support)
Date: May 15, 2009

Hi everyone,

I just reveiwed a study that shows your waist size is a predictor of heart failure, even if the BMI is normal.

This surpised me and shows just how important waist size is and that BMI doesn’t always tell the whole story! I’m glad Steve put waist size tracking in as an option on My Weight Software. Smiley

Here is a link to the review, which also has a quick video with tips on how to take your waist measurement accurately.

http://http://www.my-weight-software.com/waist-line.html

If you measure your waist size I’d love to hear why and how it is going. Kellie

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2 Responses to “Measuring waist size is a good indicator of health”

  1. BellaVega says:

    I think the waist is the first place we gain weight which is why it’s a good indicator. If you look at the BMI charts, they tend to have a range of 10-15 pounds or so. If you are on the low range of a normal weight but add 15 pounds around your waist then that’s not good even if you still score within a normal weight. -Bella Vega

  2. Kellie says:

    Hi BellaVega,

    Welcome to the forum! More and more studies show that waist size is something to keep your eye on more so than BMI.

    In Australia we have an ad campaign by the government to show how waist size creeps up over the years. It’s called “How do you meaure up?”. The website has some interesting info on waist size.

    http://www.health.gov.au/internet/abhi/publishing.nsf/Content/Home

    Thanks! Kellie

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