I wasn't sure where to post this question, so if it belongs better somewhere else, I'm sorry.
I heard once that you're at a greater health risk if your waist is above 35 inches. Is this true? Where exactly do they take this measurement?
I ask because my waist at its narrowest is 30 inches, but around my belly button is 39 (!!!) inches. That seems like a really high number to me. My doctor has told me I'm in good health and only mildly overweight, but I wonder if the fact that I carry most of my weight in my belly gives me a valid HEALTH reason to lose weight.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance.