By Janene Sacks, Registered Dietician Wanderers Wellness Centre

More than women, men gain weight around the middle due to the hormone testosterone. If your waist measures more than 90 centimetres around, take a look at your lifestyle behaviours including eating, exercise and sleep. This fat around the waist typically is buried deep in the abdomen and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

Consider working with a registered dietitian to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.