BMI, BF%, Waist to Hip Ratio for Males &Females

BMI, BF%, Waist to Hip Ratio, Genders

Ever wonder where you “should” be?  Here are some good guidelines for you to follow.  If you are looking to get “healthy”, whatever that means to you, I can help you with your starting measurements and design you an individual program based on your goals.

BMI Classification

Less than 18.5    Underweight
18.5 to 24.9         Normal
25 to 29.9            Overweight
30 to 34.9            Obese
35 to 39.9            Severe Obesity
40 to 44.9           Morbid Obesity
45 & up                Super Obesity
Waist Circumference

Increased Risk for Obesity Related Disease
Male Greater Than 37 inches
Female Greater Than 31.5 inches

Substantially Increased Risk for Obesity Related Disease
Male Greater Than 40.2 inches
Female Greater Than 34.6 inches

Extremely High Risk for Obesity Related Disease
Male Greater Than 47.2 inches
Female Greater Than 43.3 inches
Waist to Hip Ratio

Classification              Male                          Female

Excellent                      Less than                  0.85 Less than 0.75
Good                             0.85-0.90                 0.75-0.80
Average                        0.90-0.95                 0.80-0.85
Overweight                  0.95-1.00                  0.85-.090
Obese                            Greater than 1.00   Greater than 0.90
Body Fat %
Classification                              Male             Female

Minimum Essential Fat %       2-4%            10-12%
Athletes                                       4-13%           12-20%
Fitness                                         13-17%         20-24%
Acceptable                                   17-25%        24-31%
Obese                                            25% & Up   32% & Up