Check your health status yourself with these do it yourself checks.
Waist to Height Ratio – Determines health risk and obesity
According to the latest research the WtHR (Waist to Height Ratio) is considered to be one of the most conclusive measurements in terms of determining health risk in relation to obesity. It shows the relationship between waist circumference (measured around the navel) and body height.
The Formula is: WHtR = Waist Circumference (in cm) : Body Height (in cm)
Enter your measurements using the sliding scale or simply write your measurements in the box provided. Your current WHtR- Value will be displayed. Below you will see your results and your healthy ideal range.
Body Mass Index – Risk factors
The BMI (Body Mass Index) gives information about ideal body weight. It is calculated using your body height and weight. Recent studies however suggest, that for the determination of obesity-related health risks, BMI is less meaningful than the WHtR.
The calculation for BMI = Body Weight in kg) ÷ Body Height (in metres) squared
Adjust the scale below according to your values or fill them out in the spaces provided. Your current BMI will be displayed. You will find a guide below to help you interpret your result and to show you the ideal weight range for your height.
Insulin Resistance Check – Are you at risk of Insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance means that insulin is no longer able to perform its function correctly in the body and is a state where the body cells are unable to take in glucose from the bloodstream efficiently.
The consequence: Blood sugar levels will rise and remain high. To counteract the elevated glucose levels, the body will produce even more insulin. This long-term state of high insulin production can result in the insulin producing cells becoming exhausted.
Insulin resistance is often an early predictor of Type 2 diabetes, and can be present years before diabetes is actually diagnosed. If detected, insulin resistance can be successfully treated through diet. Dietary intervention can allow hormone balance to normalise, which could help prevent Type 2 diabetes and its associated complications.