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Waist To Hip Ratio Calculator & WHR Calculator Chart

Posted on the 09 September 2018 by Fazila Adam @fazilaadam

What Is A Waist To Hip Ratio Calculator?

The waist to hip ratio calculator (WHR calculator) is used to measure the ratio of your waist circumference to your hip circumference. This is calculated by dividing the waist circumference by the hip circumference. This measurement is regarded as a better predictor of potential cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke, than either body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference measurements. Your WHR is an indication of the proportion of fat stored around your waist and hips. Fat is usually carried either around the middle (apple shape) or around the hips (pear shape). Research has shown that people with “apple-shaped” bodies face more health risks associated with obesity such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, than those with “pear-shaped” bodies

How To Calculate Your WHR

In order to obtain an accurate measure of your WHR, you need to stand up straight, breath out, then:

  1. Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your abdomen at the smallest part of your waist. This is the level just above your belly button.
  2. Measure the circumference of your hips at their widest point. This is the level where your buttocks are the widest.
  3. Use the waist to hip ratio calculator below to calculate your WHR.
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WHR Analysis Chart For Women:

Gender WHR Value Classification

Female 0.8 or lower Low Health Risk

Female 0.81 - 0.84 Moderate Health Risk

Female 0.85 or higher High Health Risk

WHR Analysis Chart For Men:

Gender WHR Value Classification

Male 0.95 or lower Low Health Risk

Male 0.96 - 1.00 Moderate Health Risk

Male 1.00 or higher High Health Risk

In conclusion, this waist to hip ratio calculator can help you determine whether you are overweight and at risk of heart disease. See you doctor for advice about whether you need to take action to control your risk of disease through a heart healthy diet or other treatment.

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