In addition to BMI, it is helpful to know your waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). This ratio determines your pattern of fat distribution, i.e., where you store body fat. The formula for calculating waist-to-hip ratio is:
Worksheet 1-4. Calculate Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio
Your WHR =
Your WHR =
waist circumference (inches) hip circumference (inches)
Standards for Waist-to-Hip Ratios
In the following chapters you will learn sound nutritional practices and ways to enhance your physical performance. Importantly, you will see how good nutrition and a balanced exercise program together influence your physical fitness, military readiness, and ultimately your overall health.
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