Waist to hip Ratio Calculator

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Do you want to know your body type? Here is our Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator to tell your body type apple or pear. Your waist to hip ratio determines your risks for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. The result of this calculator helps to know your health risks and also provides some tips to maintain a healthy body.

    Take a measurement tape and follow the guidelines given.
    Measurement Guidelines
  • Stand straight with your feet positioned close together.
  • Don't pull the tape too tight or keep it too loose.
  • Measure the smallest portion of your waist just around or above the navel.
  • Similarly measure the hip circumference at the widest part of your buttocks.
  • Enter the Details
    Sex * Male   Female
    Height *  cm
    Feet    Inch
    Weight *
     kg   lb (pounds) 
    Waist Circumference *  cm   inch
    Hip Circumference *
    * Required

    This calculator is not recommended for bodybuilders as their muscle tissues weigh more, which ultimately results in overweight though they have limited extra fat.

    Important Facts about Waist to Hip Ratio

    • Waist to hip ratio is the measurement that warns of obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
    • Studies suggested that waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio are better indicators of the risk of diabetes than BMI (Body Mass Index).
    • If the waist circumference is more, the risk for heart disease is more, even if the body weight is less and vice versa.
    • The most common shape in female is gynoid shape (pear shape), in which, the excess fat deposits on hips and buttocks (gluteo-femoral region) causing lesser health risk.
    • On the other hand, the android shape (apple shape) causes serious health problems due to the fat deposition on subcutaneous (beneath the skin) truncal-abdominal region (middle-section of the body) and is common in male population.

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    GG119, Canada

    Is age a factor in these measurements?

    mamma, Philippines

    i've been on the''thin' side until i turned 40..now im begining to have fatty belly..same everyday routine as before..it is because of ageing

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