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Waist to Hip

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Waist circumference has been shown to be positively, although not perfectly, correlated to disease risk, and is the most practical measurement for assessing abdominal fat mass (i.e. central obesity).High levels of central adiposity in adults are known to be associated with increased risk of obesity-related conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

 

Apples and pears
Most of us store body fat in one of two distinct ways - around our hips and thighs, or around our middle. Those who store fat around the middle are often known as having an 'apple shape', while those who store fat around the hips and thighs are known as having a 'pear shape'. The shape of your body is directly linked to your risk of poor health.

Over the past few years, scientific research has demonstrated that carrying extra weight around the middle puts a person's health at greater risk than carrying extra weight around the hips or thighs. This means waist circumference is taking on a more important role in determining future health outcomes Excess fat in the abdominal region puts you at a greater risk of developing serious illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes than people with excess fat in the hips and thighs.Waisttohip

Measuring your waist to hip ratio:
Waist to hip ratio It is determined by waist circumference divided by hip circumference.
 
Use a measuring tape to check the waist and hip measurements.
- Measure your hip circumference at its widest part of your buttocks.

- Measure your Waist Circumference at the belly button or just above it.

 Male Female Health Risk Based Solely on WHR 
 0.95 or below  0.80 or below  Low risk
 0.96 to 1.0  0.81 to 0.85 Moderate Risk
 1.0+ 0.85+  High Risk

 

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