Definition
Waist Circumference is a measurement of the circumference of the waist (in inches or cm).
Why it’s important
Waist circumference can indicate if you’re storing too much weight in your belly, which is typically inflammatory and predictive of disease risk.
How to measure
Use a tape measure and wrap around above the top of your hip bone. Not across your belly button. See diagram below
How to interpret
Ideal waist circumference is less than or equal to your height divided by two.