Too much belly fat can be a predictor of hypertension, bad cholesterol, and risk of heart disease. But how do you know when your belly is too big? A good rule of thumb to use is for your waist measurement not to exceed half your height. For example, if you are five feet tall (60 inches) a healthy waist measurement should not exceed 30 inches. Measure around your waist at your naval. Be sure not to cheat by sucking in your belly.
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