Waist-to-Height ratio calculator
The waist-to-height ratio is the best simple indicator of cardiovascular risk and mortality, followed by waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio.1
For health promotion, you want to keep your waist-to-height ratio below 0.5. This translates to the simple rule “Keep your waist circumference less than half your height”.
For more information on the Waist-to-Height ratio, see “Waist-to-height ratio as screening tool for testosterone deficiency and health risk”.
below 0.4 = you may be too thin
0.45 = you are a healthy pear
0.5 to 0.6 = you are a pear-apple *
In the Ashwell Shape Chart® below you can easily see graphically – based on your waist and height measure – in which zone you are, and see how much you need to reduce your waist to move into a healthier zone.