An innovative ratchet strap measuring-tape device (products available at Canadian Tire) to self-measure the reduction of body fat over time (a reduction in belly fat goes hand in hand with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome).
RISK IDENTIFICATION SCREENING
A Risk Identification Screening allows individuals to determine their risk for developing Metabolic Syndrome.
1. Is waist circumference > hip circumference? Yes (1) or No (0)
2. Have you attempt to lose body weight with dieting in the past? Yes (1) or No (0)
3. Do you take medications for diabetes or heart disease? Yes (1) or No (0)
Score of 1 or greater means increased risk for Metabolic Syndrome.