What is the average waist size?
It is the ideal image of a lot of people, a slim waist. Unfortunately, for a lot of men and women that does not come natural. Women who would want to have a slim waist would have to work out a lot and monitor their daily nutrition. If you want to know if you have an average waist size, there is an overview below with the average waist size of men and women.
Average waist size:
The average waist size of women is about 29.9 inches (76 cm).
The average waist size of men is about 35.4 inches (90 cm).
What is a healthy waist size?
A waist size less than 31.5 inches (80 cm) for women, is generally considered to be healthy. For men, a healthy waist size is about 37 inches (94 cm). If your waist size is between 31.5 inches (80 cm) en 34.6 inches (88 cm) (women) / 37 inches (94 cm) en 40.2 inches (102 cm) (men) you have an increased health risk. If you waist size is more than 34.6 inches (88 cm) (women) / 40.2 inches (102 cm) (men) your health risks are greatly increased.
How do I measure my waist size?
Measuring the waist size is not difficult. The best way to measure your waist size is the following: Take a measuring tape and measure the outline of your waist, between your bottom rib and the top of your hip bone. Remember to not tighten the measuring tape too tight
Measuring waist size for all ages?
To check if you have a healthy weight you can also check your BMI (body mass index). However, for people over the age of 50 waist size test is the most appropriate way to see if you are not overweight. Generally, when you get older your body fat increases and your muscle mass decreases. This means that the body weight, when you use the Body Mass Index, gives it a crooked ratio, because muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue.
What is the smallest waist size ever?
The record for the smallest waist size ever is held by the American woman Cathie Jung. She has a waist size of only 15 inches (38.1 cm)! However, this did not happen naturally. To achieve this waist size, she whore very tight corsets for a long time.