Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator

Your body shape might be an indicator that you need to lose weight

Circumference
Waist in Inches:

Hips in Inches:

Total Waist to Hip Ratio:

Let's get the math out of the way first:

[circumference of waist (inches) / circumference of hips (inches) = WHR]

If WHR > 0.8 unhealthy

Many people haven't really heard about the waist-to-hip ratio calculator - and those who have are often confused about how it works. It really is a great tool to determine if you're at a higher risk for many different health conditions. A waist-to-hip ratio determines the proportion of fat stored around your waist and hips. If you store more body fat around your middle, your body type is considered an apple and you might need to lose weight around this area. However, if you store more weight around your hips, you have a more defined waist and are considered pear-shaped.

To determine your waist-to-hip ratio, use a measuring tape to calculate the circumference around your stomach and hips. To measure your stomach, position the measuring tape around your belly button (it often helps to get someone else to do this for you). To measure your hips, measure your hip circumference at the widest spot (this is usually at the center of your butt). Simply enter these measurements and we'll determine your ratio.