A recent study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine this month, shows an association between waist circumference and mortality in adults.

The risk of dying was double for men with a waist circumference of more than 110 cm (43.3 inches), when compared to those with a waist circumference less than 90 cm (35.4 inches). For women, those with a waist circumference over 120 cm (47.2 inches) also doubled the chance of dying, when compared to women with a waist circumference of less than 90 cm (35.4 inches).

Find out if your waistline is a healthy size by following these guidelines for measuring.

Time to get out the bike and start pedaling away the pounds while the weather is still mild and before the holidays contribute to an expanding waistline!

About the Author

Dr. Katalenas

Dr. Katalenas is a pediatrician and owner of The Pediatric Center of Round Rock and the author of the book "The Step Up Diet: From Scratch… The Quality, Quantity, and Timing Solution to Childhood Obesity", a guide to healthy cooking and eating for busy families.