Work out your waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) with this calculator tool, The waist to hip ratio calculator gives determines the possibility of health risks and is an indication of whether you have an apple or pear shaped figure.
In order to get optimum readings for your waist and hip measurements, measure the circumference of your hips at the widest point of your buttocks.
Your waist to hip ratio is an important tool that helps you determine your overall health risk. People with more weight around their waist are at greater risk of lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes than those with weight around their hips. It is a simple and useful measure of fat distribution.
It is true that we talk more often about a woman's measurements than a man's. However, it exists in both cases, and it is an excellent indicator to determine risks to his health. The morphology of men and women has changed a lot compared to the 1960s because food has changed a lot, mainly due to industrialization. In fact, the measurements in 2020 were not quite the same as in 1960: obesity has more than doubled (W H O). To be in good health, the measurements in relation to the waist and the hips must conform to the standards below.
|0.80 or lower||0.95 or lower||Low|
|0.81 to 0.84||0.96 to 1.0||Moderate|
|0.85 or higher||1.0 or higher||High|
To calculate the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, simply divide the waist circumference by the hip circumference. The ratio should not exceed 0.8 for women and 1 for men. For example, for the woman if her waist measurement is 70 cm and her hip measurement is 90 cm, the ratio will be 0.78 which is a correct value. For information, the waist measurement is measured with a tape measure, passing through the navel (i.e. the widest part of the trunk normally).