5. Waist Size (MONTHLY)
WHAT IT MEASURES: It’s an estimate of internal fat.
WHY IT’S KEY: A spare tire on a guy isn’t just unflattering—it’s also dangerous. Too big a waist size means you’re probably carrying around visceral fat, the kind that surrounds internal organs. Visceral fat produces toxic chemicals called cytokines, which inhibit cell sensitivity, impacting cholesterol, insulin resistance, and blood clotting. Cytokines also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. To get an accurate figure, wrap a measuring tape just above your hip bone and exhale.
AIM FOR: A waist circumference that’s less than half your height. So if you’re six feet tall, or 72 inches, make sure yours is 36 inches or less.
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