The simplest at-risk check for type 2 diabetes
Measuring your waist sounds like a very simple and perhaps innocent activity. But in fact it can tell you much more about your health than standing on the scales. After all, when you think about it, weighing yourself tells you very little. It tells you nothing about your body composition and nothing about what risks you have from, say, fat deposits in high risk areas (where you carry fat on your body is extremely important).
On the other hand, a waist measurement tells you important details about the location of fat and has proven correlations with future health risks. It reflects both health and nutritional status, and when associated with the shape of your body generalised health outcomes can be predicted. The reason is that under the skin of your tummy the intra-abdominal fat builds about around your organs, and this is what leads to the health problems (so-called metabolic fat).
Just as Mussorgsky wrote his "Pictures from an Exhibition" suite after attending an art exhibition, I've created a more prosaic piece of content below which are examples of the questions I experienced from my final examination for a Professional Diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. You'll see from the questions how this knowledge fits into my ambition to help people lower their body age and live longer actively and independently.
For those who are curious, the correct selections are: 1 - (a), 2 - 91.6-160.4g / day, 3 - (c), 4 - 2079kcal / day, 5 - False, 6 - True, 7 - False, 8 - (a), 9 - Energy availability, Menstrual function, Bone strength, 10 - (b), 11 - Soy, 12 - All factors, 13 - All factors, 14 - False, 15 (d).
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building body-shaping training for people our age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter