Not only is waist circumference one of the easiest ways to measure if you are at risk of chronic disease, but the measurement is also relevant no matter what your height or build.

How to measure your waist circumference

  1. Measure directly against your skin.
  2. Breathe out normally.
  3. Make sure the tape is snug, without compressing the skin.
  4. Measure halfway between your lowest rib and the top of your hip bone, roughly in line with your belly button.