Measuring tape. Using a measuring tape, measure your waist circumference at the belly button; divide that by the hip circumference at the widest point (you may need a helper or a mirror for accuracy). This ratio is a good predictor of your wellness: women less than 0.8 and men less than 0.9 are considered healthy.
Measuring Tape. Waist to hip ratio is determined using a flexible measuring tape to measure circumference of the waist at its narrowest point, typically just above belly button, and circumference of hips at their widest point. Waist measurement is divided by hip measurement and this number represents waist to hip ratio. Values over 0.8 for women and 0.9 for men have been associated with various health risks.