According to the American Heart Association, women with a waist-to-hip ratio of more than 0.88 and men with a ratio of more than 0.95 have an increased risk for obesity-related health problems. Find out how you score.
Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio:
Obesity can be a serious health problem. Eating healthy foods and exercising can help you manage your weight. Being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and some cancers. It is also important to observe yourself in a mirror and determine whether you are carrying too much weight around the middle of your body.
Your waist-to-hip ratio indicates a decreased risk for obesity-related health problems.
Your waist-to-hip ratio indicates an increased risk for obesity-related health problems. Because your ratio exceeds the recommendations of the American Heart Association, consider getting more exercise and improving your diet to reduce the excess weight around your middle.