So a waist-to-hip measurement of 0.8 and below is considered to be at the lowest risk for heart disease, right? (see
, for example) However, I was wondering if that is ONLY if you're at a healthy BMI or not? My hip-to-waist measurement is currently 0.77 but I'm still technically obese by my BMI (30.7).
I've also read that your waist size is a better indicator of your health than BMI and if you have a waist size of less than 35" for females (see
) than you're not longer in the "high" category risk (ideally I read somewhere that it should be less than half your height in inches). So I have a 34" waist, which means I'm not longer be in the high risk range. Going by the half your height thing I should have a 33" waist or less, so it's something to work towards...
I'm just trying to figure out my current health risks because we'd like TTC in the near future. Obviously, I'm going to continue to try to lose weight but it's going really, really slowly so I'm wondering if these are better indicators of my current health. Then I could put my goal before TTC as getting a 32" waist? Thoughts?