Waist hip ratio
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) looks at the proportion of fat stored on your body around your waist and hip.
Most people store their body fat in two distinct ways:
1. around your middle (the apple shape) and
2. around your hips (the pear shape).
For most people, the apple shape or carrying extra weight around the middle places them at a higher health risks than carrying extra weight around their hips or thighs or the pear shape. Keep in mind that this is just one assessment that is used in measuring overall health risk. Overall obesity, however, is still of greater risk than where fat is stored on your body. Other important measurements in addition to Waist Hip Ratio are Body Mass Index (BMI) and percentage of body fat.