Waist to Hip Ratio
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a way of determining your body shape (apple/pear) and thus your weight-related health risks.
Apple-Shape or Pear-Shape
Most people store their body fat in two distinct ways: around the middle (apple shape), or around the hips (pear shape).
For most people, being an apple shape (carrying extra fat around the abdomen) places them in a higher health risk category than being a pear shape (carrying extra weight around the hips or thighs). Other important measurements are
Body Mass Index (BMI), Body Fat Percentage and Waist Circumference
Healthy Waist to Hip Ratio
- Ideally, women should have a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.8 or less.
- Ideally, men should have a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.95 or less.
- See Waist-Hip Ratio Calculator
An Easy Diet Program for Lasting Weight Loss
One of the friendliest and BEST VALUE diet programs on the Internet is the
Diet Program. Containing a range of delicious menus, it also
includes a list of “brilliant” weight motivation tips.