Your hip to waist ratio may be an indication of a risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. The following methods will help you determine if you have a risk
. calculator or pencil and paper.
Accumulated abdominal fat or fat “around the middle” should be soft and distributed. It should not feel hard and look bloated.
Lie on your back and feel your stomach. Does it lie flat? Is it soft?
Measure your waist circumference at the smallest point.
It should not measure more than 35 “for women or more than 40” for men.
Measure hip-to-waist ratio (a description of the distribution of subcutaneous and intra-abdominal ‘adipose “tissue.
Measure your waist at the narrowest part. Measure your hips at the widest part. Share waist measurement by hip measurement. Women should measure 0.7 and men should measure 0.9 (this measure should not be absolute, but close enough).
Women with a measurement of. 8 and men with a measurement of 1. 0 is an increased risk of health hazards.
Tips and Warnings
men fat is distributed mostly around the waist, while women are mainly around the hips. So men measurements will be higher.
BMI (body mass index) is a tool that measures the estimated healthy weight, it does not measure body fat percentage. It compares weight and height to find healthy weight levels. It is not exact, but is an estimate diagnostic tool.