During the Cityline Weight Loss Challenge, I recommend weighing yourself once a week, at the same time of day, and taking your measurements every other week. In order to properly take your measurements, please follow the instructions below.
Using a loose measuring tape, take your waist circumference on bare skin (remove clothing and accessories). With your feet together, start at the top of one hip bone, bringing the tape measure all the way around, level with your navel. Ensure the measuring tape is not too tight. Relax and exhale. Do not hold your breath while measuring.
A healthy waist circumference for men is less than 40 inches (102 centimetres) and for women is less than 35 inches (88 centimetres).
With feet together, measure your hip circumference by placing the measuring tape around the widest part of your buttocks.
A loose measuring tape should pass around the breast region, under your armpits and across your back. The tape should be level and flat when viewed from your side. You may need the help of a friend to ensure the tape is not too tight and there are no wrinkles.
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