Thursday, July 23, 2009

Attractiveness Measurements with WHR

WHR is Waist Hip Ratio. In women, it is said by many scientist that this ratio considered as a key feature in physical attractiveness especially in women figure.The most interesting thing is that this WHR shows that pear shaped body figures who carry more weight around the hips face less health risk that others.

The picture is taken from wikipedia and the woman in the pictures has
It is said in wikipedia that:

A WHR of 0.7 for women and 0.9 for men have been shown to correlate strongly with general health and fertility. Women within the 0.7 range have optimal levels of estrogen and are less susceptible to major diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and ovarian cancers. Men with WHRs around 0.9, similarly, have been shown to be more healthy and fertile with less prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Studies show that 80 percent of women over the age of 18 have a WHR of at least 0.9[citation needed]. This is a 40 percent increase since 2002, and it keeps increasing.

WHR has been found to be a more efficient predictor of mortality in older people than waist circumference or body mass index (BMI). If obesity is redefined using WHR instead of BMI, the proportion of people categorized as at risk of heart attack worldwide increases threefold. The body fat percentage is considered to be an even more accurate measure of relative weight. Of these three measurements, only the waist-hip ratio takes account of the differences in body structure. Hence, it is possible for two women to have vastly different body mass indices but the same waist-hip ratio, or to have the same body mass index but vastly different waist-hip ratios.

The ideal ratio for women is considered to be about 0.7

So for all the pear shaped people around the world, this is one reason why we should proud in our own skin. If you want to count your WHR Ratio, I have one source that contains a WHR Calculator just visit this site and count your own WHR ratio.


Anonymous said...

my WHR is 0.75 soo... thats DEFF a good thing huh?...sweet((: soo yes that is DEFF a good reason to be proud of ((: ive always thought i had this WEIRD unballanced body that no man would ever find totally attractive..hmmm especailly when i was heavier..

Y-O-E-L said...

lol...totally agree with you