How much you weigh is usually how you measure how healthy you are. Until you are menopausal and then your waistline expands! It suddenly comes under scrutiny.
The waist to hip ratio is an important guide for women’s health, as it measure where you store any extra weight. An increase around the waistline also means out internal organs are affected. An increasing waist line usually means an increasing risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
- A waist to hip ratio is ideally less than 0.82. Over 0.9 usually means an increasing risk of health issues.
- A women’s waist measurement is ideally between 81cm and 87 cm.
What can you do if you are concerned about it?
Balancing hormones is the key during menopause, and it is usually challenging to lose weight and change shape without it. Managing stress levels and monitoring carb intake as you can become sensitive to both in your menopausal years. Below are a couple of blogs as a starting point.