Health Tip: If you carry a few extra pounds, you’re not alone. We all enjoy relaxing and spending time with friends and family; which sometimes means consuming high caloric foods and drinks. Excess weight, especially belly fat can be harmful, increasing your risk of developing diseases including:
High Blood Pressure
The following data identifies unhealthy waist circumferences
1. American Heart Association, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:
Women: >88 cm (35 inches), Men- >102 cm (40 inches)
2. International Diabetes Federation:
Women: > 80 cm (31.5 inches), Men: > 90 cm (35.5 inches)
Make an effort to keep your weight within a healthy range by balancing your food intake with regularly scheduled exercise.