Belly Fat and Cholesterol

Belly Fat and cholesterol in Asheville NC

Have you put on some weight?  Been told that you have unhealthy cholesterol?  The two may be linked. Recent studies show that a high ratio of body fat can boost your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Many people have relied on their bathroom scale as their only tool to measure this.

Here are 3 other ways to know whether your weight in Asheville NC is healthy or harmful.

  1. BMI You can get an estimate of your body fat based on calculations of your height and weight.
  2. Waist circumference: Anything more than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. To measure your waist circumference, find the area between your lowest rib and the top of your hipbone. Place a measuring tape on bare skin and wrap it around the narrowest part. The tape should be snug, but not to tight.
  3. Hip to Waist ratio: This measurement takes into account the proportions of your body by comparing your hip and waist measurements.

The good news is losing even a little extra weight may help lower your LDL and triglycerides while raising beneficial HDL cholesterol levels.

Our Asheville NC Chiropractic office works with many individuals who are looking to restore their health and weight loss is frequently part of the program that is used if the patient is wanting to work on this.

If you would like to learn more please call for a consultation at (828) 299-4555

We are located at 16 Winterwind Drive 28803

All the best!  Dr. Mathew K. Stockstad, BA, M.Div, DC


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Asheville Chiropractor

16 Winterwind Dr
Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-4555