Waist-To-Hip RatioThis waist-to-hip ratio calculator suggests how near/far you are from a "small waist" and reasons for bloated waistline increase in women. Are you pear-shaped or apple-shape?
Why this concern with small waist apart from physical appearance?Big waist = Big Risk Of Stroke! That is the conclusion from a study presented to the American Academy of Neurology.
If your waist to hip ratio is less than 1 you have a "pear shape" ie. more weight around the hips. But if your waist to hip ratio is greater than 1 you have an "apple shape" ie. more weight around the waist.
Being an "apple shape" can increase risks for stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. For an effective way to lose excess inches around the waist see 'Weight Lifting Key to Weight Loss'.
How to measure The Waist
So let's see what your waistline says about your health
Waist-To-Hip Ratio Better At Predicting Heart Attack