My waist size:
My hip size:
Based on the information that you have submitted, your waist-to-hip ratio is:Back
What are you - an apple or a pear? Why does it matter and which is better? No longer is it simply a matter how much you weigh, it also matters where you carry that weight.
Having an "apple shape" - a waistline that is bigger than your hips - is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. A bigger waistline has also been shown to affect the ability of the insulin produced by your body to regulate blood sugar - in turn increasing your risk for diabetes.
Belly fat is different from fat elsewhere in your body because it wraps around the organs and affects metabolism. Take heed: even if the number on the scales seem fine, you could still have excess belly fat. Belly fat is measured by your waist-to-hip ratio, which is calculated by comparing your waist size to your hip size. It's an important ratio to know and one that your doctor will use to determine your risk of some serious conditions.
In general, a waist-to-hip ratio greater than 0.8 for women and 1.0 for men means that you are storing excess fat on your body that is putting your health at risk.
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My waist size is:
(Measure your waist size using a tape measure just above the upper hip bone, right around your navel. The tape measure should be snug but not tight.)
My hip size is:
(Measure your hip size using a tape measure around the widest part of your hips. The tape measure should be snug but not tight.)