Waist To Hip Ratio Calculator - Where Is Your
Body Fat Stored?
ratio or waist-to-hip ratio is the ratio of the circumference of
the waist to that of the hips. It is calculated by measuring the
smaller circumference of the natural waist, usually just above the
belly button, and dividing by the hip circumference at its widest
part of the buttocks or hip. The ratio is applied both to women
and men. The waist-to-hip ratio has been used as an indicator or
measure of the health of a person, and the risk of developing serious
health conditions. Research shows that people with "apple-shaped"
bodies (with more weight around the waist) face more health risks
than those with "pear-shaped" bodies who carry more weight
around the hips. The waist-to-hip ratio is used as a measurement
of obesity, which in turn is a possible indicator of other more
serious health conditions. Use our calculator to find out what your
waist-to-hip ratio is!