Waist-To-Hip Ratio

Another simple test of fitness is the Waist-to-Hip Ratio. To find this, measure your waist (at the smallest area below your rib cage and above your navel) and your hips (at the widest point). Divide waist measurement by hip measurement to get your waist-to-hip ratio.

A ratio of 1.0 or more is in the danger zone, which means your risks of heart desease and other ailments connected with overweightness can result. For men, a ratio of .90 or less is considered safe, and for women .80 or less.

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