Too much sitting may contribute to an increase in belly fat, which isn’t good for anyone although there may be slightly differing consequences by gender. For adult males, waist measurement should be 40 inches or less. Estimates are that more than half of adult males in the USA have a waist measurement greater than 40 inches. For adult females the measurement should be 35 inches or less. The majority of women between the ages of 50 and 79 are believed to have a waist measurement greater than 35 inches. Waist measurements are linked with many different conditions. A larger waist measurement has been found to increase one’s risk for type 2 diabetes, asthma, and some forms of heart disease and cancer. People with high amounts of belly fat are more than three times as likely to develop memory loss and dementia later in life.