Waist to hip ratio calculator
To establish your weight loss goal based on your body shape, you can use the waist hip ratio calculator. You may also like to try our body shape calculator.
How to calculate the ratio of your hips and waist
This is how our waist to hip ratio calculator comes up with your results. You can of course do the calculation manually too Divide your waist size at its smallest by your hip size at its largest and you get a key to how much fat is stored in the abdomen, where it raises the risk of heart disease. The lowest healthy ratio is not yet known. But many experts agree that women with ratios of 0.8 or lower and men with ratios of 1 or lower are in good shape.
Why it matters
This method can help those who hold their fat in a particular area see if they need to lose weight or if they need to lose inches through a weight loss program which includes diet and exercise aimed at specific areas of the body such as waist hips (or thighs).
What the waist to hip ratio calculator results mean
|normal weight||< 0.80||< 0.90|
|obese||> 0.85||> 1.00|
*Dt. Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention e.V. (DGSP)