Mayor Makes a Case for Waistline Measurement

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Mayor Makes a Case for Waistline Measurement

Mayor Makes a Case for Waistline Measurement

Mayor Hau Lung-bin promoted the importance of regular waistline monitoring during an event organized by Taiwan Millennium Health Foundation on August 9.

Hau noted that a range of illnesses–be it cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, renal syndrome, or hypertension–are closely related to obesity. It is thus imperative to keep one’s waist circumference under 90cm and 80cm (for men and for women, respectively) to prevent obesity-induced health risks.

Having his waistline measured by the pitchman of the campaign Peter Ho, Hau discovered that his waist has increased by 2cm compared to last year; thankfully, it did not exceed the suggested limit. He said that he will seriously consider cutting back on meals during long interpellations at city council.

Hau remarked that the city government is highly concerned about the health of all residents. Over the past year the City has seen a total weight loss of 139 tons, thanks to efforts of a highly health-conscious populace. Taipei also won the first place in a survey on “Which municipality is the best in losing weight?” conducted by Common Health Magazine in 2011.

The mayor encouraged residents to pay heed to their waist circumference as a basic health checkup. He also shared a tip on losing some kilograms–take one of the three daily meals and make it into one full of high-fiber, low-calorie vegetable and fruit.

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  • Updated: 2014-8-11 15:42
  • Reviewed: 2014-8-11 15:41
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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