How Trim Is Your Waist?

I just came across this article in NYTimes - "Japan, Seeking Trim Waists, Measures Millions". The gist of it is that the government is trying to ensure that they don't have to deal with increasing health issues stemming from overweight problems. So they actually set thresholds for its people and those who fail to meet them will be sent for some sort of "corrective work order".

Do you meet those thresholds?

Men - 33.5 inches

Women -35.4 inches

(Note: these thresholds apply to those 40 years old and above.)

This sets me thinking if my waist will hit 35 inches when I am 40 years old. My waist measured 36.5 inches just before I gave birth! o_O


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