See below for further guidance on how to interpret your waist-to-height ratio.
How to interpret your waist-to-height ratio value:
You might be too thin
0.4 – 0.5
You are a healthy pear
The Ashwell Shape Chart®
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.
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