Get Hip to Heart Health: Body mass index is a good way to determine your healthy weight, but there’s another number you should know: your waist to hip ratio.
Step 1: Measure your waist in inches at its smallest spot. Don’t pull your stomach or hold your breath.
Step 2: Measure your hips in inches at their widest spot.
Step 3: divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement for your waist to hip ratio
Your Results: If your waist to hip ratio is greater than .8 (or .9 for men), you may be at risk of developing heart disease. Make an appointment with your primary-care physician to determine a heart healthy attack.
AAWCC Healthy Tip: Make an appointment with your doctor today and learn your numbers!
Join us at the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) Stress Relief Retreat and Wellness Fair on February 8th at the Gilman Lounge from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Joanna Tsai from Biology will be offering a free back health and office ergonomics information session.
Donations are still being accepted to support the AAWCC/American Heart Association Go Red Campaign. Please mail checks, made payable to the American Heart Association, to Julianna Frisch in Campus Events.
Anne J. Perry
AAWCC Publicity Chair