Jan 01, 2014 - Feb 01, 2014
Did you gain a few pounds over the holiday season? Are you ready to get back to eating responsibly and exercising regularly? After all, any extra weight you may have put on during the holidays can often stick, potentially contributing to making you overweight or obese over time. Don't let that happen!
Try to measure your waistline (and your progress) once a week and make at least four entries this month in your CardioSmart waist circumference tracker. Click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!
How to Measure Your Waist
Stand straight, but relaxed, in front of a mirror. Wear thin clothing or none at all. Don't exhale strongly or try to suck in your belly to make your waist appear smaller. Place the measuring tape around your waist, close to your belly button.
Men who have a waist circumference of more than 40 inches (102 centimeters) and women who have a waist measurement of more than 35 inches (88 centimeters) may have an increased risk of obesity-related diseases.