Question, actually. Where do you measure your waist at? Is it at the part of the torso that goes in the most, at right above the bellybutton, or at the belly button? It kinda makes like a one inch difference on me...
9/9/09 8:44 P
There are these commercials that play in my region about women and heart disease.
They say that a woman who has a 35 inch waist or smaller, lowers her risk of heart disease, significantly. (Mine is 34 and I am 138 lbs, currently)
Your waist line can be an indicator of future health problems. Extra fat around the waist line leads to possible heart disease,high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes. A man should measure no more than 40" and a women should measure no more than 35". I learned this information from the hospital class I took after my dad had a mild heart attack. My motto has always been about being healthy and not how I look.
I don't believe in universal ideals. I think they just marginalize and set up unrealistic goals for most people, but especially when they are in regards to women's bodies. So I am speaking for myself when I say that I think that I would be happy with whatever waist size I get to when I lose the weight to put me into the "healthy" BMI range. I think I would like to see 36-28-38; I am 36-33-43 right now. I don't know if it will work that way though...
I'm 32 inches currently, which puts me barely under 35. I'd liiike to be 28 inches and fit under the 10 inches less than bust category(unless that's 10 inches less than chest without boobs, in which case I'm not dreaming of 24 inch waist, no freaking way).
I'd definitely hope it depends on height, because I pinch my waist area and there is NOT 8 inches extra left @.@
24 inches, which is ideally 10-12 inches smaller than bust & hips (which are ideally equal)
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9/9/09 4:13 P
There is no 'perfect waist size for a woman'...way too many factors to consider!
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285 9/9/09 3:43 P
Whatever size it is when she is healthy. Less than her bust and hips. Right now I would rather lose inches in the hips than the waist. But, I will just keep working at it. I think it really depends on a lot of different factors, height, bone structure, weight ect.
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269 9/9/09 3:38 P
My mother always told me that the "perfect" figure is one in which the waistline is 10 inches smaller than the bust & hips. Like a measurement of 36-26-36. I was at my most comfortable size when I measured 36-28-34; hence my username. So, 28 is the perfect size to me.
FYI Vivian Leigh, who played the role of Scarlett O'Hara, had an 18 inch waist.
someone wrote 10inches less than your bust? wow... did they mean with boobs and all or just the rib cage? In that case my waist 'should' be at 21inches? my goal is to be at a comfortable 26inches... right now it's around 28 and that's alright.
I was more curious to see what everyone else thought. I guess I would have to say it all depends on her height. For me... I don't even know what my waist size was when I was thinner, but anything less than I am now will be great!
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6,671 9/9/09 3:06 P
Whatever size her waist is when she is in a healthy weight bracket for her height.
9/9/09 3:03 P
I think one of the goals is also to have a low waist-hip ratio.
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9/9/09 2:58 P
Well I think it definitely depends on her body type, how tall she is, etc. Plus whatever makes her happy would be perfect too!
9/9/09 2:39 P
Whatever her healthy body says it should be. Eat right, stay active, have some fun, and it will declare itself.
(I manage to beleive that most of the time ... then pick up some magazine with ... someones - who's? ... fantasies about what Earthwomen should look like ...)
The guidelines for good health say that we need to keep our waist size under 35 inches. That being said, I don't think there is a perfect size waist. What works for me, for my figure specifics, wouldn't necessarily work for another woman.
My waist right now is 31. My waist measurement is "high" compared to "ideal" for the rest of my measurements. It's under 35 though, so I feel good about that.
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