Waist to Hip Ratio
How does my WTHR affect me?
Your health is not only affected by how much body fat
you have, but also by where most of the fat is located
on your body. People who tend to gain weight mostly in
their hips and buttocks have roughly a pear body shape,
while people who tend to gain weight mostly in the abdomen
have more of an apple body shape.
If you have an apple shaped body rather than a pear
shaped body, you are at increased risk for the health
problems associated with obesity, such as diabetes,
coronary heart disease and high blood pressure - that's
something you inherited, and have had since birth -
but you can take special care to keep your weight at
a healthy level, eat nutritiously, exercise as appropriate,
and maintain other healthy lifestyle habits.
As long as you avoid excess weight, being an apple
shaped body or a pear shaped body doesn't put you at
special risk - it's just one of those things to keep
in mind. And even pear shaped people should take particular
care to keep their weight within normal limits, to avoid
the health problems associated with obesity.
|0.95 or below
||0.80 or below
|0.96 to 1.0
||0.81 to 0.85