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Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

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Enter your details below to check your Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR).

Fill in your details so we can work out your waist-hip ratio.

Your WHR is


So what does your shape say about you?

A waist to hip ratio of more than 0.95 for men and 0.85 for women may mean you’re more likely to get heart disease and should be extra careful with your diet and lifestyle.

It’s all related to the distribution of fat in the body. ‘Apple’ shaped people tend to store fat around their abdomen and are more likely to have health-related risks than people who are ‘pear’ shaped.

Check if you may be at more risk of heart disease using our waist to hip ratio calculator.

How to measure


While standing relaxed, measure the smallest area around your waist. The smallest area is usually around the navel or belly button. After measuring, enter the number in the box labelled 'waist'.


Measure the largest area around your hips. The largest area is usually around your buttocks. After measuring, enter the number in the box labelled 'hip'. *Caution: Do not pull the measuring tape tight around your waist or hips.