Being overweight can lead to a variety of health issues such as having a high blood pressure and being more likely to experience heart disease.
However it’s not just your physical health that could be at risk.
A new study has revealed that individuals with a larger waistline may also have a greater chance of suffering from anxiety.
Researchers from (three universities) decided to investigate the correlation between waist-to-height ratio and anxiety in middle-aged women.
The team assessed data collated from 5,580 women from 11 countries in Latin America – with their ages ranging from 40 to 59 years old.