Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR)

Efficiently assess your WHtR (Waist-to-Height Ratio) with our straightforward and quick calculator for a vital insight into your metabolic health.

About the WHtR (Waist-to-Height Ratio)

The WHtR is a key indicator for assessing the risk of health problems related to body fat distribution. It compares the circumference of the waist to the height of the individual, thus offering a relative measure of abdominal fat.

How to Take Your Measurements

The accuracy of your WHtR is dependent on the accuracy of your measurements. For the waist circumference, measure around the narrowest part of your waist, typically just above the belly button. For height, measure from the floor to the top of your head.

Using the WHtR

This indicator is commonly used to assess the risk of conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and other weight-related disorders. A higher WHtR is associated with an increased risk of these conditions.

WHtR Interpretation

A WHtR of 0.5 or lower is generally considered healthy. Higher values suggest an increased health risk and may warrant a medical consultation for further evaluation.

Additional Considerations

While WHtR is a useful tool, it should not be the sole health indicator considered. Other factors such as age, sex, genetics, and physical activity level also play a significant role in overall health. Consult a healthcare professional for a comprehensive analysis.

See also

All Body Measurements Calculators
All Health Calculators