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How can I measure my waist?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Sep 19, 2021

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Sep 30, 2020

It is good to know your waist measurement; it helps when you are to get a new pair of jeans or cloth. To get an accurate measurement, you need to raise your cloth as the cloth you have on can give you a wrong measurement.

You need to locate your waist, which is at the top of your hips and base of your rib cage; for easy understanding, it is the narrowest part of your torso which is located at the top of your belly button.

Take your measuring tape and wrap around your waist, make sure the tape rule is straight, try to make the tape rule accurate, which is not too tight or too loose. Check your tape rule to know how many inches or centimeters your waist it kindly takes note of the numbers. Make sure your measurement is accurate by double-checking.

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T. Wikati

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T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Sep 02, 2020

How to measure your waist is a process; although, not challenging it does take a little time.

• This process is best done with no shirt so that you can maneuver the tape

• Use a soft tape measure for flexibility

• Locate a point between your last rib and the beginning of your hip

• Just above your navel

• Relax your tummy a little as sucking it in will not reveal an accurate measure

• Wrap the tape around your waist, making sure that it is level and not twisted

• Hold the tape snug but not too tight or too loose and take the measure

• Measuring twice is an excellent choice to make sure the first measure was correct

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Charlie Rogers

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Charlie Rogers, Manager, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Lexington, Kentucky

Answered Aug 27, 2020

Measuring one’s waist may be important if you want to purchase something, and you cannot fit it, especially right now, with the threat of the virus.

To measure your waist, these are a few things that you can do:

• Find the bottom portion of your ribs and the top portion of your hips.

• Using your tape measure, place them in the middle of these two endpoints.

• Make sure to breathe out naturally. Some people may try to stomach in, but you will not get accurate measurements that way.

• Check out the measurement. It may be in centimeters (cm) or inches (in)

• Once you know your measurement, you can write it down or take note of it so that you will know what size to purchase next time.

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F. Manasseh

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F. Manasseh, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Tallahassee, Florida

Answered Aug 21, 2020

• A very good and perfect way to check if you are not having too much fat around your stomach region is by taking the measurement of the waist. Someone who has too much fat around the stomach is at risk of having many diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart diseases. For optimum health, the waist should be less than 40 inches in female and less than 35 inches in male; once it is more than that, you stand at the risk of having these diseases. To measure your waist;

• Begin the process at the top of the hip bone, then lower the tape measure around your body, level it with your belly button.

• Ensure that the tape measure is not too tight; it's not too tight, and it is also straight, even at your back.

• Keep breathing during the process of measurement.

• Note the number on the tape immediately you exhale.

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Aug 13, 2020

A lot of people would like to know what their waistline is. They believe that knowing their waistline can make it easier for them to purchase clothes without fitting them. At the same time, knowing your waistline will also let you know if you have already lost weight or not. Sometimes losing weight will not manifest through the pounds that you have lost but through the number of inches that you have shed off.

You need to have a measuring tape that you will place on top of your hip bone. Place the tape measure around your body and make sure that it will be the same level as your belly button. Look at the inches or the centimeters where the end of the tape measure will fall. That is when you will know what your waistline is.

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F. Hope

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Answered Aug 12, 2020

Knowing the measurement of the waist is very important in ensuring that pants fit properly. To begin measuring the waist, a person should remove their clothing altogether or raise it so that they can reveal their waste. Then, find your waist. The waist is the fleshy part of skin between the two bony sections above the hips. For the next step, a measuring tape is required. The measuring tape should then be wrapped around the waist. Before reading the measurement, be sure to exhale to ensure it is an accurate reading. It is also recommended to measure two or three more times to ensure no mistakes have been made.
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