Want an easy, inexpensive, and accurate way to predict body fat and your risk of heart disease and diabetes?
Weight or BMI don’t tell the whole story.
If you don’t have access to fancy equipment to measure body fat, use the waist to hip ratio test.
Measure the smallest part of your waist and divide that by the widest part of your hips.
A 2021 study showed that people who carry more of their weight around their midsection (an apple-shaped body) may be at a higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and premature death than people who carry more of their weight in their hips and thighs (a pear-shaped body). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.726288
For women your health risk is:
- low – if the calculation is .8 or lower
- moderate – if the calculation is .81-.85
- high – if the calculation is .86 or higher
If you’re at higher risk for disease, let’s talk about ways to improve your health that includes healthy nutrition and moderate movement.
My upcoming Menopause Makeover Challenge will help! Join or get on the waiting list here: https://shawnak.securechkout.com/menopause-makeover-challenge