# Online Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) / Pear or Apple Shape Calculator

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Enter your waist and hip circumferences in inches and then click the "Calculate Waist-Hip Ratio" button.

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## About Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) Calculator

This online Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) calculator takes your gender, waist circumference and hip circumference and calculates the Waist-Hip Ratio. Waist-Hip Ratio is used to as a guideline to identify the obesity. Obesity is directly proportional to health risks.

### Using the Waist-Hip Ratio calculator

2. Enter your waist circumference. Waist circumference should be between 20 to 100 inches (or) 50 to 250 centimeters.
3. Enter your hip circumference. Hip circumference should be between 20 to 100 inches (or) 50 to 250 centimeters.
4. Then, click the Calculate Waist-Hip Ratio button. The Waist-Hip Ratio will be calculated and the result will be displayed in the box below the button.

NOTE: Waist-Hip Ratio is not for people with high muscular body like the body builders, as their waist circumference will me more than the hip circumference because of muscular tissues.

### Measuring your waist and hip circumference

1. Be relaxed.
2. Wear little cloth as possible.
3. Stand straight with your feet close together.
4. Keep your arms at the sides.
5. Take the measurement after the end of a normal expiration.
6. Measuring Waist: Measure the smallest circumference of the waist, one inch above the belly button. Repeat the measurements twice and take the average.
7. Measuring Hip: Measure the widest circumference of the buttocks or hip. Repeat the measurements twice and take the average.

### Pear and Apple

Waist-Hip Ratio divides people into two shapes Pear Shaped and Apple Shaped.

#### Pear

Pear shaped bodies has more fat around the hip section of the body. Fat around the hip section tends to be less harmful than the fat around the waist section. So, pear shaped bodies are less risky for serious health conditions.

#### Apple

Apple shaped body has more fat around the waist section of the body. Fat around the waist tends to be high in risk for serious health conditions

### Waist-Hip Ratio cut-off points (range)

Men Women Body Shape Risk Level
Less than 0.90 Less than 0.85 Pear Low risk of metabolic complications
Between 0.90 and 0.95 Between 0.85 and 0.90 Apple Moderate risk of metabolic complications like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc..
Above 0.95 Above 0.90 Apple High risk of metabolic complications like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc..

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