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How do you measure your waist?

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1. Start at the top of your hip bone, then bring a tape measure all the way around your body, level with your belly button.

2. Make sure it's not too tight and that it's straight, even at the back. Don't hold your breath while measuring.

3. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale.

From: How to Measure Your Waist WebMD Medical Reference

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Obesity Education Initiative: "The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 19, 2017

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Obesity Education Initiative: "The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 19, 2017

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