If your doctor had time to do only one “test”, which is the most accurate indicator of your health?
A. Measure weight on a scale
B. Do an electrocardiogram
C. Listen to your heart with a stethoscope
D. Measure your blood cholesterol
E. Measure your waist size
Let’s watch the next video to learn the answer.
Excess abdominal fats behaves as a chemical factory. Eating a diet high in simple carbohydrates often results in higher insulin levels. Insulin is a proinflammatory hormone which tells your body to store extra glucose as fat around your waist.
Choose whole grains! They are easy to prepare and will help maintain a stable blood sugar. Here is a handout on how to prepare them properly. Great Grains
Waist Size Matters is an article from Harvard School of Public Health. The authors discuss waist circumference and waist to hip ratio as indicators of risk for diabetes and heart disease.
After reading the article measure your waist and hip circumference. Where are you on the risk chart?
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