Did you know that waist size is a strong indicator of overall health? Reducing your waist size by 20% can decrease chances of a heart attach by 20%!
Women aim for a waist size smaller than your hips and less than 35 inches
Men aim for a waist size smaller than or equal to hips and less than 40 inches.
You don't have to be "skinny", but aim for an optimal weight and healthy waist to hip ratio. A waist to hip ratio of 0.80 or above for women and 0.90 and above for men is considered overweight and an indicator of an increased health risks.
WHR Calculator - W/H example: 32" waist and 38" hips 32/38= .84 which would be too high for a woman and fine for a man.