# Body Composition Assignment The goal of this assignment is to assess your waist-to-hip ratio, and BMI, and to determine your risk cardiovascular disease and body composition classification.

## Body Composition Assignment The goal of this assignment is to assess your waist-to-hip ratio, and BMI, and to determine your risk cardiovascular disease and body composition classification.

All items for you to complete will be on t tab. Waist and Hip Circumferences Perform the waist circumference measurement first, followed by the hip circumference measureme You will want to record the circumference values in centimeters. To determine the waist-to-hip ratio divide the waist circumference by the hip circumference (Waist Circumference / Hip Circumference) Record each value below. Once you have completed the measurements and have determined the ra use the table below your recorded measurements to determine your waist-to-hip ratio classification Waist Circumference: Place a flexible measuring tape at the narrowest point of the waist (usually immediately below the r If the subject’s waist does not have a narrow point, place it at the level of the navel. Take the measurement at the end of an exhaled breath. (Refer to the video listed in the online learning resou section this week). Hip Circumference: Place a flexible measuring tape around the maximum circumference of the buttocks. (Refer to the vi listed in the online learning resource section this week). Waist-To-Hip Ratio: Divide the waist circumference by the hip circumference (make sure the units for both measuremen match – for instance, use inches OR centimeters). Record of Waist and Hip Circumferences Waist: Hip: Waist-to-Hip Ratio: Classification: *See the Table below for Classification Men 20-29 years 30-39 years Waist-to-Hip Circumference Ratio Standards for Men and Women Risk Low Moderate High 0.90 ow to convert the height to e BMI by continuing to follow termine your BMI classification. Height ta you calculated above. measurement? Why or why to improve his/her waist-to- vascular risk and body