These days, we always hear about the dangers of belly fat. But is fat around the middle our really dangerous than fat on other parts of our body? According to the Mayo Clinic, if you are a woman and your waist to hip ratio is over 0. 85, or if you are male and over 0.90, then you are at greater risk for heart disease. But, how do you calculate your waist to hip ratio
Measure the circumference around your waist. Use a tape measure and hold the tape at the narrowest point around your waist. This will be near the navel.
Measure the circumference around the hips. Use a measuring tape and stick tape on the widest part of the hips.
Share waist measurement by the hip measurement. The answer is your waist to hip ratio! Sharing the calculator, enter your waistline, so part symbol, and then hip measurement, and then the equation for the answer.
Tips and Warnings
Since it is difficult to change the shape of your body, your best efforts to maintain a safe weight and exercise!
Other medical sources give different opinions about what is a safe area for waist to hip ratio.