WAIST TO HIP RATIO (WHR)
Waist to hip ratio, or WHR, is an increasingly used alternative to BMI in assessing risk for obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, it is often difficult to get accurate measurements for this method.
http://www.pre-diabetes.com offers this helpful guide to measure WHR.
N.E.W You Systems offers various fitness and health assessments and can help accurately measure WHR. Waist to hip ratio can be a powerful tool in assessing health risks and designing fitness and health goals. However, it is simply a tool and not the final word on how healthy or unhealthy someone is.
Always consult your physician for more information regarding your health risks.
WHR is calculated using the following formula:
WHR = Waist Measurement / Hip Measurement