Taking the measures of body does not require nothing fancy just a cloth measuring tape you can buy at any store or a store that sells handmade crafts and sewing supplies. You can choose, inches or centimeters, what you prefer.

Two good parts of your body to measure their waist and hips – – that ‘s because both the extent of waist and waist to hip ratio can be used to assess the risk of chronic diseases. If your belly is getting too big, it is probably the fat and abdominal obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and arthritis.

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How to measure your waist and hips

Stay in a straight line, but relaxed, in front of a mirror. Use the finest clothes or not. Place the tape measure around your waist, near your navel. To measure your hips, place tape measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Men have a waist circumference of more than 40 inches (102 cm) and women who have a waist measurement of more than 35 inches (88 cm) may have an increased risk of obesity related diseases.

The waist measurement can also be used in conjunction with the hips to determine their waist hip ratio. Divide their waist circumference by the circumference of the hip to determine this relationship. Women who have a relationship above 0.8 and men that have a relationship above 0.95 may have an increased risk of obesity related diseases.

As the size of clothes?

The size of clothes is determined by several measures of the body, and change how you win or lose weight. When you lose weight, your clothes begin to feel loose and, depending on how much weight you lose, they may not fit in everything. Or the opposite happens – weight gain, and your clothes are too tight. Then, with a few more pounds, you go up a size. One or two or more.

You may use a tape measure to take several different measures such as the chest, waist and hips and to compare them with graphs of size to determine its size.

Use your clothes as an indicator can be very motivating. It ‘s great to slide even those jeans skinny again, and you can see in the mirror and changes the adjustment of their clothes. But do not cling to a number. Clothing sizes vary considerably from one style of dress to another and even a brand to another.