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waist

 [wāst]
the portion of the body between the thorax and the hips.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

waist

(wāst),
The portion of the trunk between the ribs and the pelvis.
[A.S. waext]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

waist

(wāst)
n.
a. The part of the human trunk between the bottom of the rib cage and the pelvis.
b. The narrow part of the abdomen of an insect.

waist′less adj.
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waist

The relatively narrower part of the body between the thorax and the abdomen.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

waist

(wāst)
The portion of the trunk between the ribs and the pelvis.
[A.S. waext]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

waist

The part of the trunk between the lower ribs and the pelvis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about waist

Q. What is a best home workout for weight loss around the stomach and waist? I can't go outside a lot, so I do Pilates. I want to know more workouts for weight loss.

A. There is no natural way to target your stomach fat. You can pay for lipo suction, but that is the easy and expensive way out. Plus if you don't put the work into it then you won't appreciate the results as much.

I would focus on a total body fat loss program. Combining cardio with resistance training and sprinkling in some high intensity interval training is a great way to boost your fat loss. Then focus on eating healthier. Start off slowly though so that you don't get overwhelmed and feel like quitting. Go for walks, eat a few meals a day that are healthier with fruits and veggies, then eat regularly for the rest of the day. The point is to gradually transform your habits into healthier ones.

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Maintaining your BMI and waist circumference within the healthy range may protect you from developing potential health problems.
What to do: Keep tabs on your waist, not just your weight.
The characteristics of an apple body shape are; average to big bust, broad shoulders, narrow hips and less defined waist (full around the waist).
If the waist is the same as the hip - it's one, eg 40"/40", not so good.
The waist ratio was measured using an inch tape at the midpoint between the lower margin of the last palpable rib and top of the iliac crest [Figure 1].
"While general and central adiposity measures each have profound deleterious effects on the risk of MI in both sexes, increases in waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio conferred a greater excess risk of MI in women than men," the authors write.
This brand of waist training is carried out when somebody wraps a tight garment, similar to a corset, around his or her middle.
(Rodriguez is a veteran herself, having served until last year.) When I visit her on a Friday in the early summer, two female soldiers walk in, each dressed in a uniform of digi-camo and boots, and she quickly launches into a convincing spiel: the latex waist trainers she sells can help them trim fat while improving their posture, she promises.
Thus, there was not one natural 'cutpoint' for waist circumference that could be used in the clinic, as risk increased across the spectrum of circumferences.
"The results show striking increases in waist circumference over a 10-year period in the population as a whole."
Bakshi, a doctor at Grant Medical College in Mumbai, along with colleagues Ashok Borisa and Mukund Tayade, has in an article in the Journal of the Indian Medical Association, warned that persistent and long-term wearing of the sari and the skirt within has resulted in "waist dermatoses".
They reviewed data from 221,934 adults from 17 countries, with no history of cardiovascular disease, who were enrolled in prospective studies in which three factors--BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio--were recorded at baseline.