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  Waist Watcher Beverages
Waist Watcher was launched 22 years ago as a full flavor line of calorie free soft drinks that were not just a diet version of another regular brand.
Waist Watcher was designed and formulated to deliver great taste and value that other diets could not match.
Beginning in 2000, Waist Watcher was one of the first diet soft drinks reformulated to take advantage of a combination of the new artificial sweeteners sucralose (Splenda®) and acesulfame potassium (ace-K).
www.waist-watcher.com   (162 words)

  Waist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The waist is the part of the abdomen between the ribcage and hips.
Waist reduction or waist training refers to the act of wearing a corset or other constricting garment to reduce or alter the waistline.
Waist training may be used to achieve a certain permanent waist shape, such as a pipe-stem waist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Waist   (217 words)

 * Waist - (Fitness): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Waist - to- hip ratio (WHR) - the ratio of a person's waist circumference (measured at the umbilicus) to hip circumference (measured where the hips are the widest)
WHR is determined by dividing the waist circumference by the hip circumference.
Waist circumference is defined as the smallest circumference between the rib cage and belly button...
www.bestknows.com /fitness/waist.html   (1647 words)

 Waist Size Predicts Diabetes Risk
A new study suggests that a man's waist size is a better indicator of type 2 diabetes risk than other currently used measures, such as waist-to-hip ratio and body mass indexbody mass index (BMI, a measure of weight in relation to height).
At that waist size researchers accurately identified more than 80% of the type 2 diabetes cases that developed in a large group of men followed over 13 years.
All of the men had their BMI, waist size, and waist-to-hip measurements taken when the study began and were then followed for 13 years.
my.webmd.com /content/article/101/106501.htm   (451 words)

 Waist Gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress
The waist windows of the Fortress provided excellent defense stations; however, great skill or good luck was required to obtain strikes on an enemy fighter hurtling past.
The waist guns were an important defensive feature of the B-17 formations, combining the open lateral areas with a gauntlet of massed firepower.
On early B-17’s, waist window coverings were on slide rails and had to be opened before combat so the guns could be swung out from their stowed positions.
www.arizonawingcaf.com /pages/waistgunner.html   (292 words)

 Waist-to-hip ratio
Waist circumference is an indirect indicator of intra-abdominal fat tissue, often called visceral fat.
A high waist circumference is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease because of excess abdominal fat.
Waist-to-hip ratio is the waist measurement divided by the hip measurement.
www.benplan.com /hra/articles/BMI_waist_hip.cfm   (272 words)

 Body-Mass Index, Waist-to-Height Ratio and More...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Waist is usually measured at one inch above the naval.
The Willoughby athlete waist is calculated by multiplying the height by 0.4584.
Interestingly, although in the Metropolitan Life Tables the weight values are proportional to the square of the height (in accordance with the calculation of Quetelet's Index or BMI), in Willoughby's data the weights are proportional to the cube of the height (in accordance with Rohrer's Index).
members.nuvox.net /~on.jwclymer/bmi.html   (1113 words)

 Thick waist predicts blood pressure risk: study
In a new study, people who were obese based on their waist circumference were most likely to develop high blood pressure during the next few years.
But obesity based on waist circumference was an accurate predictor of future high blood pressure in both women and men, the researchers report in the January issue of the American Journal of Hypertension.
Although the cardiovascular risk of obesity sometimes declines with age, abdominal obesity - carrying extra pounds around the waist - is a persistent risk factor for heart disease.
www.danhosp.org /HealthNews/Reuters/20040115elin007.htm   (493 words)

 Nutrition Research Newsletter: Trends in waist circumference - Obesity
Waist circumference is a convenient way of measuring abdominal fat deposition and may be a more useful measure of obesity than BMI is for several reasons.
First, waist circumference is associated more strongly with risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and is as good or better predictor of future risk of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, CVD and all-cause mortality.
Although measuring waist circumference correctly requires practice, health care professionals are urged to incorporate waist circumference along with measuring weight and height in their routine practice.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0887/is_11_22/ai_111023397   (506 words)

 Reasons behind the waist rotation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Therefore, waist rotation is the catalyst for chi circulation.
The waist is the most important joint in the body, it controls more than the coordination of upper and lower body.
This is why all martial art styles emphasize waist training as an essential part of the exercise for the beginner.
mywebpages.comcast.net /baztc/faqs/waistrotation.htm   (747 words)

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The circumference of the waist appears to be a better predictor of disease than calculating body fat using weight-to-height or waist-to-hip ratios, researchers have found.
Men who had a waist size of 40 inches or more were 12 times more likely to develop the type of diabetes in which the pancreas either doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't respond properly to insulin than men with waist sizes of 34 or less.
With a waist size of 34 to 36, the diabetes risk doubled; at 36 to 38 inches, the risk tripled; and at 38 to 40 inches, the risk for the disease was five times greater.
www.knoxstudio.com /shns/story.cfm?pk=WAIST-RISK-03-18-05&cat=AN   (527 words)

 Obesity Education Initiative Electronic Textbook--Treatment Guidelines
Waist circumference measurement is particularly useful in patients who are categorized as normal or overweight on the BMI scale.
In some populations, waist circumference is a better indicator of relative disease risk than is BMI: examples include Asian Americans or persons of Asian descent living elsewhere (51, 273, 544).
Waist circumference also assumes greater value for estimating risk for obesity-related disease at older ages.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /guidelines/obesity/e_txtbk/txgd/4142.htm   (594 words)

 Does Waist Size Affect Your Heart?
Researchers wanted to find out if waist circumference is a more accurate measurement than BMI (body mass index) in determining the risk of heart attack or stroke.
To reduce their heart-disease risk, men whose waists are at least 39 inches and women whose waists are at least 37 inches should lose weight.
They found that waist circumference is more closely related to well-known risk factors for heart disease -- such as excess weight, high cholesterol level, and high blood pressure -- than BMI is. The advantage, they say, is that waist measurement takes into account how fat is distributed differently in different people, and BMI does not.
my.webmd.com /content/article/50/40452.htm   (308 words)

 Waist Deep (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Game is down-right creepy and Tate seems like he is just going through the motions after successful roles in "Ray" and "Crash".
"Waist Deep" stays at an adequate spot for a good portion of its running time, but then finally sinks with an unwanted and ridiculous final act.
Will definitely be mentioned with the lesser productions of the year.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0456020   (390 words)

 Waist Circumference Can Signal a Syndrome / June 7, 2004 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
Volunteers in the "white bread" group consumed about 16 percent of their daily calories as white bread or refined grains, which is almost five times more than was consumed in the "healthy" group.
While those in the "healthy" cluster gained an average 1/6-inch in waist circumference annually, those in the "white bread" cluster gained close to half an inch annually.
Abdominal weight gain and corresponding increase in waist circumference contribute more than does overall weight to the development of "metabolic syndrome." This condition is noted by a combination of abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and poor blood sugar control, all of which increase risk for heart disease and diabetes.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/pr/2004/040607.htm   (371 words)

 Waist Training Program
You also need the most comfortable vertical length for serious waist training, that is, one that comes to just under the bosom and goes low enough to cover the tummy.
The former style, preferred for waist training, is known as an "underbust" hourglass Victorian style.
"Waist nippers" or short cinchers, about nine inches high or less, are usually too short, causing the tummy fat to squish out from the bottom edge.
www.romantasy.com /cyboutique/Workshops/WaistTraining.shtml   (2879 words)

 Ratio of waist circumference to height is strong predictor of intra-abdominal fat -- Ashwell et al. 313 (7056): 559 -- ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ratio of waist circumference to height is strong predictor of intra-abdominal fat -- Ashwell et al.
Ratio of waist circumference to height is strong predictor of intra-abdominal fat
Waist circumference remains useful predictor of coronary heart disease.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/313/7056/559/d   (602 words)

 Waist Size Linked To Diabetes Risk In Adult Men
Compared to those in the group with the smallest waists (29-34 inches), the other groups (34.3-35.9 inches, 36-37.8 inches, 37.9-39.8 inches, 40-62 inches) were 2, 3, 5 and 12 times more likely to develop diabetes, respectively.
The authors suggest that the currently recommended waist circumference cutoff of 40 inches for men may need to be lowered.
Men with waist circumference of 40 inches or greater and who also fell into the obese category with a BMI of 30 or greater were at more than twice the risk to get type 2 diabetes as were those who had a high BMI or a high waist circumference alone.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/03/050325150149.htm   (757 words)

 Starboard Forum - Waist or Seat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
I use both a seat harness, or a waist harness depending on the gear and conditions I'm sailing..
So, in your case, I would suggest getting a good waist harness for use with your Carve 99 and sails in the 6.5 m2 and smaller range.
If you have friends who have waist harnesses you can try out, that would be best so you find one that's completely comfortable when actually sailing.
www.star-board.com /Forum/school/read.asp?ID=1036&t=20041122303   (312 words)

 Thermoflow Far Infrared Waist Bands & Belts - Fir for Back Pain Relief
The Thermoflow's Waist Belt or Waist Band worn on a regular basis for several weeks, will help to heal the muscle tissues and rejuvenate the fibers.
Thermoflow's Waist Belt is very helpful in relieving the pain by increasing the circulation to the area, flushing out the toxins and relaxing the muscles on the outside and INSIDE of the pelvis.
Waist Band can be used around the waist and hips like a girdle.
www.thermoflowproducts.com /waistbands.html   (1254 words)

 Starboard forum - Waist vs. Seat for Formula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The waist harness on the other hand gives a more upright stance and makes you more sensitive to the sail's "needs".
I use a waist harness for slalom, fun and waves because Iike the freedom of movement and the higher hook position to get in and out of the lines easier.
I converted to a waist 3 years ago because at my hight and weight (179cm, 82kgs) I believe the wind range i can handle both Formula and Slalom equipment has increased.
www.star-board.com /forum/askteam/read.asp?ID=3342&t=20045256376   (499 words)

 The Health Report: 15 December  2003  - Waist-hip ratio
Research from Western Australia suggests that the single most important risk factor for death from a heart attack or stroke, in both men and women is the ratio of your waist circumference to your hip’s.
So that a male with a waist of greater than 102 centimetres or a female with a waist greater than 88 centimetres may be at risk.
The waist is measured from the front by an independent observer, and who measures the waist with a horizontal tape in the patient standing relaxed, between the rib cage and the hips, and you measure the minimum diameter between the rib cage and the hips, viewed from the front.
www.abc.net.au /rn/talks/8.30/helthrpt/stories/s1010736.htm   (1175 words)

 What’s Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Women are at elevated risk if their waist is 35 inches or larger.
If your waist is less than 35 inches, you’ll need to calculate your waist-to-hip ratio to assess your risk.
Though there’s a strong genetic component to body shape, aerobic exercise and weight loss can decrease waist size and the waist-to-hip ratio.
emp.byui.edu /LAMPHJ/Waist-to-Hip-Ratio.htm   (195 words)

 Starboard forum - Waist vs. Seat for Formula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For my 2 penith worth, I use waist harness for light winds then move to seat in stronger winds to gain that extra mast foot pressure req for stronger winds.
I made the switch from seat harness to waist harness about 2 years ago and now i use my waist harness for everything.
I must admit that my waist harness is so comfortable i wouldn't like to go back to a seat unless absolutely necessary.
www.star-board.com /forum/askteam/read.asp?ID=3342&t=20045256376   (499 words)

 Waist Size Linked To Diabetes Risk in Adult Men
“Both BMI and waist circumference are useful tools to assess health risk,” said the study’s lead author, Youfa Wang, PhD, MD, assistant professor with the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
While nearly 80 percent of the men in this cohort who developed type 2 diabetes could be identified using a BMI of 25—the cutoff for overweight—only half (50.5 percent) had a waist circumference greater than or equal to 40 inches—the cutoff recommended by the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to measuring BMI, the investigators recommend that physicians and researchers measure waist circumference instead of the waist-to-hip ratio because it is a better measure of central obesity for predicting the risk of type 2 diabetes and is subject to fewer measurement errors.
www.jhsph.edu /PublicHealthNews/Press_Releases/2005/Wang_waistsize.html   (615 words)

 Fashion Tips on Waist according to Noubikko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Waist is the most dominant in all the body silhouette.
Unlike the bust, waist is the easiest part of the body to correct.
Accentuating the flaw of the waist by wearing outfits that change color at the waist.
www.noubikko.com /noubikko-body/tips/camouflage/waist.htm   (394 words)

 Tightening up your WAIST?
I'm a 26" waist now, on a 5'11" frame (so by no means am I complaining or talking a drastic change)...
I actually want/need to waist to be slimmer in measurement...
If you have a waist that measures 25 and you want it smaller, there is a point where that's just not going to happen.
www.discussbodybuilding.com /fb.aspx?m=13051   (722 words)

 Defining overweight and obesity: BMI, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and body fat percentage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
BMI but a high waist circumference have an increased risk of high blood pressure.
associations of waist and hip circumferences with diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia: the
Waist (circumference)-to-hip (circumference) uses two measures, not one.
www.cyclingforums.com /t82153.html   (4136 words)

 Sky Showbiz - Kylie Chats About Waist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Rumours abounded that the tiny Aussie had a 16-inch waist in her new corset...
Now she is clearly worried the rumours of her minute waist may 'inspire' younger fans to slim dangerously thin.
Mr Pearl has reportedly trained his own waist to a tiny 18 inches as a result of wearing his corsets day and night.
www.sky.com /showbiz/article/0,,50001-1175454,00.html   (200 words)

 UMMS: Waist to Hip Ratio
To determine if you have a healthy waist to hip ratio, use a measuring tape to measure the circumference of your hips at the widest part of your buttocks.
Then measure your waist at the smaller circumference of your natural waist, usually just above the belly button.
To determine the ratio, divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.
www.healthcalculators.org /calculators/waist_hip.asp   (168 words)

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