Waist to Hip Ratio

Purpose: A measure of the ratio of your waist circumference to hip circumference to determine body fat distribution and can be an indicator of metabolic disease.

Equipment: Measuring tape

Procedure: (use measuring tape to measure the following)

  • Waist: one inch above the navel or smallest circumference below the rib cage after complete expiration. 
  • Hip: largest circumference around the gluteal muscles with subjects heels together.
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