Did you know that your waistline is a good predictor of your blood sugar health? Recent research indicates central adiposity is closely linked with blood sugar control. That is, individuals with a greater amount of body fat distribution in the midsection are more likely to experience unhealthy blood sugar levels. Are you in a healthy range?

 

 

 

The Link between Your Waistline and Blood Sugar

 

The link between your waistline and blood sugar is based on key research from the Diabetes Prevention Program. More specifically, the researchers evaluated the relationship between waist size, body fat distribution and blood sugar health in a large sample of healthy individuals. They took measurements of height, weight, waist circumference, body fat and blood sugar levels at the start of the study and compared them to the same measurements one year later.

 

 

 

The result? Individuals following a regular diet and exercise regimen were not only more likely to have healthy blood sugar levels but were better able to reduce excess body weight and waistline fat over the course of the study.

 

 

 

Are You in the Healthy Range?

 

The National Institutes of Health have set guidelines for maintaining a healthy weight by using Body Mass Index (BMI) a measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight in combination with waist size. According the guidelines, maintaining a BMI of less than 25 and waist size less than 35 inches for women and less than 40 inches for men is associated with good health and well-being and a reduced risk for a variety of diseases. Click here to quickly calculate your BMI. Grab a tape measure to check your waist size.

 

 

 

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