Going to Waist


Going to Waist



I've had a lot of women and men complain that they're putting weight on and it's all going to their waistline. Besides being unattractive and limiting your ability to touch, and sometimes even seeing your toes, fat around your middle is more of a health hazard than body fat anywhere else.



Several studies show that increasing waist size increases the risk for developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. In fact the size of your waist appears to be a better predictor of disease than either your weight, your BMI (your weight in relation to your height) or your waist-to-hip ratio.



Waist size is easy to measure using a tape, but most people are aware that their waist is expanding before then even think of measuring it. That's because you can tell by how your clothes fit and how you look in the mirror without clothes on. But for a more objective view, and as a way to measure your risk, it's a good idea to use a tape measure.



If you're of average height and your waist size is more than 36 inches, then it's time to do something about it. If it's more than 40 inches then you're already at risk. That's because abdominal fat measured by waist circumference can indicate a strong risk for obesity, diabetes and other diseases whether or not the person is considered overweight or obese according to his BMI.



Several studies have shown a correlation between waist size and cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and other health risks. One study looked only at men's waist sizes relative to diabetes risk.  The authors of the study found that risk started to creep up when the belt size went higher than 35 inches, and that 80 percent of type 2 diabetes cases occurred in men with waists larger than 37 inches.



In a study based on data collected from 27,270 men tracked over 13 years through the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, men who had a waist size of 40 inches or more were 12 times more likely to develop the type of diabetes in which the pancreas either doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't respond properly to insulin than men with waist sizes of 34 or less. With a waist size of 34 to 36, the diabetes risk doubled; at 36 to 38 inches, the risk tripled; and at 38 to 40 inches, the risk for the disease was five times greater.



The bottom line is that an expanding waist line, while something to avoid for aesthetic reasons, is also a significant health risk. This alone, among other reasons including physical and mental health, and aesthetics, is a good reason to improve your body composition by way of exercise, the right diet, and targeted nutritional supplements. As far as supplements a combination of GHboost and LipoFlush Extreme will decrease overall body fat, increase muscle, and bring that waistline under control.

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