Waist To Height Ratio

Your Waist-to-height Ratio is the latest research based method to determine your ideal health!

The old height to weight charts (otherwise known as body mass index or BMI) are outdated. New research tells us that a height waist ratio is far more accurate, and easy to measure yourself. Ideally the circumference of our waist 2″ above your navel should be half of our height.

“A person’s waist-to-height ratio, also called waist-to-stature ratio, is defined as their waist circumference divided by their height, both measured in the same units. The WHtR is a measure of the distribution of body fat. Higher values of WHtR indicate higher risk of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases; it is correlated with abdominal obesity. 

A 2010 study that followed 11,000 subjects for up to eight years concluded that WHtR is a much better measure of the risk of heart attack, stroke or death than the more widely used body mass index.”
~ (Source: Wikipedia)

Healthy Weight to Height Ratio (WHtR)

To measure the WHtR, simply record waist circumference, then divide that number by height.

  • WHtR > 0.5
    Higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and lower life span
  • WHtR < 0.5
    Considered healthy for both men and women worldwide

 


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