Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR) is an indicator to help you understand your body shape and health risks associated with fat distribution in your body. Health assessments should include both Body Mass Index and Waist-to-Hip Ratio, as high Waist-to-Hip Ratio is correlated with health risks even when Body Mass Index is within the healthy range.
How do I find out my Waist-to-Hip Ratio?
Use a measuring tape to measure your waist circumference at the narrowest part just above the belly button and your hip circumference at the widest part of your buttocks. Then divide your waist circumference by your hip circumference.
If your Waist-to-Hip Ratio is less than 1.0 for men and 0.8 for women, you are a “pear shape”. Fat stored around thighs and hips is mostly subcutaneous. Pear-shaped people are less at risk of heart problems than those who are apple-shaped.
If you are a man and your Waist-Hip Ratio is higher than 1.0 or a woman and your Waist-Hip Ratio is higher than 0.8, you are an “apple shape”, that is fat is mainly stored in the upper part of your body. You have excess visceral fat, and, unfortunately, this fat is particularly harmful to your health. Having too much visceral fat is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes, high-blood pressure and heart disease.
How to calculate Waist-to-Hip Ratio automatically
Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter soon to be released
Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter is a software program to calculate your Waist-to-Hip ratio in seconds. Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter has a very intuitive user interface so you can use the program without any training.
Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter runs on Windows Vista, XP, NT, 2000, ME, and 98. The free trial version of Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter is fully functional and has no time limitation: you can use it as long as you want to. It is less than 1 MB so it will not take much space on your drive. Click here to download Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter.
How to use Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter
To calculate your Waist-to-Hip Ratio, enter two numbers into Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter (your waist circumference and your hip circumference), select your gender, and click on the Calculate button. What can be easier than that? The program supports both Metric and English systems: you can enter your measurements in inches or centimeters.
How to order Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter
A license of Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter is priced at only $19.95. Order Waist-to-Hip Ratio Counter when it is released and start tracking your Waist-to-Hip Ratio to avoid gaining access abdominal fat and developing associated diseases.
- Harvard Medical School: Abdominal fat and what to do about it