Don't hold your breath while measuring. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale. For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 .

Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement.

Don't hold your breath while measuring. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale. For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 .
Don't hold your breath while measuring. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale. For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 .
Don't hold your breath while measuring. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale. For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 .
Measure your natural waist. As your natural waist can be a little tricky to find, Marticia Heaner, in her article for MSN Health, recommends first locating your iliac crest, or the top portion of your pelvic bone.
Don't hold your breath while measuring. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale. For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 .

Measure your natural waist. As your natural waist can be a little tricky to find, Marticia Heaner, in her article for MSN Health, recommends first locating your iliac crest, or the top portion of your pelvic bone.

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Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement. If you generally wear your clothes below your waist, take that measurement as well. Hips: Measure the circumference of your hips. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Don't hold your breath while measuring. Check the number on the tape measure right after you exhale. For your best health, your waist should be less than 40 . Measure your natural waist. As your natural waist can be a little tricky to find, Marticia Heaner, in her article for MSN Health, recommends first locating your iliac crest, or the top portion of your pelvic bone.