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Wellness Tools and Charts

Use the 2 simple methods - waist measure and waist-to-hip ratio to find out the risk of your body fat distribution. Girth measurements are used to assess the circumference of various body parts. They provide an indication of the nutritional status and fat pattern of the individual. All you need is a measuring tape.

Waist measure

This is one of the key measures used to assess obesity and is strongly associated with abdominal fat. A waist circumference of more than 40 inches in men and more than 35 inches in women, signifies obesity.

Measuring right

Take a measure tape round the circumference of your waist. Pull the tape maintaining an appropriate tension and note the measurement. Excess abdominal fat is an independent risk factor for heart disease

Risk factor

Women – more than 35 inches
Men –  more than 40 inches

Waist-to-hip ratio(Measurement for determining risk of distribution of body fat)

Upper or abdominal obesity is known to increase health risk. The waist-to-hip ratio offers a fast and reliable assessment of fat distribution towards risk to health. This is calculated by dividing the waist measurement by the hip measurement to determine the ratio.

  • Measure your waist.
  • Measure your hip.
  • Divide waist to hip.
  • Calculate your ratio and check with this table if it is associated with health risk.

 Table 4.8


What is your body fat percentage? If you are able to get your body fat percentage analyzed using special equipment, take a look at this chart for a better understanding of what the percentages indicate.


  • Essential fat: 10-13%
  • Athletes: 14-20%
  • Fitness 21-24%
  • Average: 25-31%
  • Obese: 32% and higher

  • Essential fat: 2-5%
  • Athletes:6-13%
  • Fitness: 14-17%
  • Average: 18-24%
  • Obese: 25% and higher