Waist to Hip Ratio

Waist to Hip ratio is also one of the indictors of body fat and excess weight. For men, this ratio should be less than 0.85 whereas in women, it should be less than 0.75. A higher waist-to-hip ratio is an indicator of being over-weight and it is a warning sign that one needs to be careful about his present diet and lifestyle to keep himself away from health problems. According to the WHO protocol, the waist circumference should be measured at the midpoint between the lower margin of the last palpable rib and the top of the iliac crest, using a stretch‐resistant tape that provides a constant 100 g tension. Hip circumference should be measured around the widest portion of the buttocks, with the tape parallel to the floor. Research shows that people with "apple-shaped" bodies (with more weight around the waist) face more health risks than those with "pear-shaped" bodies who carry more weight around the hips. So check your Waist-to-Hip ratio and find out where you stand. If it is high, then start diet plans with Diet Clinic and shed off your excess weight and fat.