Waist to Hip Ratio
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a way of determining your body shape (apple/pear) and thus your weight-related health risks.
Apple-Shape or Pear-Shape
Most people store their body fat in two distinct ways: around the middle (apple shape), or around the hips (pear shape).
For most people, being an apple shape (carrying extra fat around the abdomen) places them in a higher health risk category than being a pear shape (carrying extra weight around the hips or thighs).