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WHR Calculator

Waist Hip Ratio

The WHR Calculator determines waist hip ratio, which 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. WHR is the ratio of your waist circumference to your hip circumference, calculated by dividing the waist circumference by the hip circumference.

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

To calculate your WHR do the following

  1. Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your abdomen at the level of your belly button
  2. Measure the circumference of your hips at their widest point
  3. Use the calculator below to find your WHR

WHR Calculator

Enter your weight and height in the boxes below and click on the Calculate button:

Waist:


Hip:



Your WHR is:


Waist Hip Ratio Chart

The health risk based on WHR for Males and Females is different. In women, the WHR should be less than 0.8, and for men it should be less than 1.0

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