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Have you heard about Waist-Hip ratio?

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by jyoti, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. jyoti

    jyoti New IL'ite

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    Hi Ladies,

    I recently came across an article about Waist-Hip ratio in a health magazine that I started to read when I was waiting at my Doctor's office. It was new to me and found it interesting and made a copy of it. Thought of sharing it with you all...

    Waist-to-Hip ratio (WHR) looks at the proportion of fat stored on your body around your waist and hip. It is a simple but useful measure of fat distribution. Most people store their body fat in two distinct ways: around their waist/stomach (apple shape) and around their hips (pear shape).

    Waist-Hip Ratio and Health Risk

    Having an apple shape (carrying extra weight around the waist) is riskier for your health than having a pear shape (carrying extra weight around your hips or thighs). This is because body shape and health risk are linked. If you have more weight around your waist you have a greater risk of lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes than those with weight around their hips.

    How to Calculate Waist-Hip Ratio

    Waist Hip Ratio is calculated by dividing your waist measurement by your hip measurement.

    Best Waist-Hip Ratio for Men and Women
    • Ideally, women should have a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.8 or less.
    • Ideally, men should have a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.95 or less.
    Take care to maintain your Waist-Hip ratio for a healthy living!

     
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  2. Hemlata

    Hemlata New IL'ite

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    Hi Jyoti

    Excellent information. I immediately calculated my waist-hip ratio. I have a waist- hip ratio of .8 but still feels I look very bulgy when I see myself in mirror. must reduce.....................

    regards,
    HA
     
  3. MadhuRao

    MadhuRao Silver IL'ite

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    Excellent information. I immediately calculated my waist-hip ratio. I have a waist- hip ratio of .9 hence I look very bulgy when I see myself in mirror. must reduce.....................lotssssssssssssssss
     

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