Measure Your Belly Fat
To find out if your belly fat poses health problems, first calculate your waist circumference.
Grab a tape measure and follow these steps:
- Wrap the tape measure around your waist at your belly button.
- Write down that measurement.
- Next, determine the optimal measurement for your height by dividing
your height in inches by two. For example, if you're 5'4" (64 inches),
then your ideal waist circumference is 32 inches.
Generally, women's waists should measure 32.5 inches; men's 37 inches.