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Stay at a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight not only reduces the risk of chronic disease, you feel better. And when you feel better quality of life improves. One technique for determining whether you’re in a healthy weight range is to measure the smallest part of your waist above the hips. Dee Sandquist, M.S., R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and director of nutrition, diabetes, weight management, and wound healing at Southwest Washington Medical Center recommends men measure less than 40 inches and women less than 35 to reduce the risk of such chronic conditions as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.