Why the simple waist-to-height ratio is a powerful health measurement


The waist-to-height ratio is a great predictor of a person’s level of insulin resistance. The test can predict your risk for developing diseases linked to excessive insulin, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Above is a great infographic by Dr. Ted Naiman explaining the concept.

The test is also basically free and anyone can do it at home. Not sure how to measure? Check out the picture below:

How to measure


So now you’ve calculated the results – and want to know what the results mean. Dr. Naiman has got you covered. Ideally, aim for a waist-to-height ratio of less than 0.5:

Recommendations and examples


Personally I’m at a ratio of 0.44 today – though some may consider it unfair as I’m 6’7″…

Do you want to share your result? Feel free to do so in the comments below.

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