Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR)

The Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR) is calculated by dividing your waist size by your height. The WHtR may give a more accurate assessment of health for serious athletes, especially body builders, who have a higher percentage of muscle and a lower percentage of body fat, or for women who have a "pear" rather than an "apple" shaped body form. A WHtR result of 0.4 to 0.5 (40 - 50%) is generally considered healthy.

The Basic formula

The basic formula for working out your waist to Height Ratio:
WHtR = (Waist Measurement in cm / Height in cm) + 0.005

WHtR - Hand in Hand with BMI

Used together with the BMI (Body Mass Index) value, you have a good chance to obtain a relatively accurate indication of healthy body condition.

Recommended Maximum Waist Measurements:

Maximum waist measurement for women: 81 - 89 cm
Maximum waist measurement for men: 94 - 102 cm

Correctly Measured?

In a relaxed standing position, measure at one inch above your belly button, or wherever your waist is at the smallest part.

In a relaxed standing position, measure at one inch below your belly button or at the peak of the belly (whichever is the widest)

WHtR Calc:

Height in cm:

Waist in cm: