Body Shape Calculator
Calculate your waist to hip ratio. Ratios of more than 0.8 mean an increased health risk.
Waist: Measure about 1 inch above your navel.
Waist to Hip Ratio - What does it mean?
The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that:
Excess fat in the abdominal region poses a greater health risk than excess fat in the hips and thighs and is associated with a higher risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, early onset of heart disease, and certain types of cancers. (American Dietetic Association)
Apples Pears and BananasThe apple or pear shape is an anecdotal way of classifying women's body shapes. the general rule is: WHR (Waist-to-Hip Ratio) on or above 0.8 - you are an apple shape. WHR under 0.8 - you are a pear shape. Read more about Apples, Pears and Banana shapes.
Ideal Waist Hip Ratio and Attractiveness
There is plenty of talk on what constitutes an ideal waist to hip ratio. Ideal to whom? Yourself or someone that looks at you? The "supposed ideal" is just under 0.7. .Last Updated 16 June 2011