To determine if you have a healthy waist to hip ratio, use a measuring tape to measure the circumference of your hips at the
widest part of your buttocks. Then measure your waist at the smaller circumference of your natural waist, usually just above the
To determine the ratio, divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement.
Research shows that people with "apple-shaped" bodies (with more weight around the waist)face more health risks than those
with "pear-shaped" bodies who carry more weight around the hips.