Waist Hip Ratio CalculatorUse the calculator down below to quickly calculate your waist hip ratio. Your waist hip ratio (WHR) is one way of assessing your risk of certain diseases such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. People who carry their weight in the abdominal area are more at risk for certain diseases when compared to people who carry their fat in the hip area.
How to Measure Your Waist and HipsGet out your measuring tape to get started! (Cloth or fiberglass is best.) You should be standing for both measurements.
Step 1 - Waist Measurement Measure your waist at the narrowest part of your torso. Pull the measuring tape just tight enough to keep it in place. Enter that number in the calculator below.
Step 2 - Hip Measurement Next, measure your hips by placing the measuring tape around your hips -- about midway between your hip bones and the top of your leg. Again, don't pull the tape too tight. Enter your hip measurement down below.
Click the "Calculate" button to calculate your waist hip ratio. The ratio will be scored "At Risk" for those at risk, or in a range of Excellent, Good or Average. Aim for Good or Excellent.
Note: Regardless of the ratio, males with a waist circumference greater than 40" (102cm) and females with a waist circumference greater than 35" (89cm) are at greater risk for certain diseases.