What's Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

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What's Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio?

June 9, 2011

There are several easy ways to assess your health risk at home using minimal equipment. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a long-standing and widely known assessment, yet studies have indicated that both waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio are better for assessing cardiovascular disease risk. Join ACE's Jessica Matthews as she explains how to perform these simple measurements at home.

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Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT, is a well-known blogger and assistant professor of exercise science at Miramar College. In addition to holding ACE Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach certifications, she is an experienced registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Jessica has cited as an expert by CNN, Shape, Self and Oxygen.

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