The waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a measurement that compares the size of your waist in cm/inches, in relation to the size of your hips in cm/inches. 

This ratio is just one of ways your doctor might estimate and assess your risk for cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. 
Calculating your WHR is easy to do, it takes very little time, and doesn’t cost anything. In addition, if you change WHR to improve your health, you can easily track your progress with this indicator, as you slim down and can use this method to measure progress.

To figure out this ratio easily, grab a tape measure and just do the following:

1. Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your stomach, across your belly button. The tape measure should rest gently on your skin. Once the tape measure is positioned correctly, breathe in gently, and then take the measurement on the exhale.

2. Take a hip measurement. Stand with your feet directly beneath your hips and wrap the tape around the widest part of your hips and buttocks. 
Calculate your WHR. Divide your waist size by your hip size to get your WHR.

3. Work out your Ratio. According to the World Health Organization, a WHR greater than 1.0 is indicative of a ‘higher than normal’ risk of developing heart disease. A healthy WHR for women is under 0.85 and a healthy WHR for men is 0.90 or less.

If you’d like some more info about managing waist to hip ratio, or any other fitness queries…feel free to send me a quick email, or a message through one of my contact platforms.

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