A Body Shape Index (ABSI) is a simple way to evaluate total body shape to avoid health and wellness risks associated with obesity. ABSI is a factor of the roundness of the waist and is associated with Body Mass Index (BMI) and height. The lower this number is, the better.
Example ABSI result shown for discussion purposes. Actual results may vary!
Ways to Improve
To most improve your ABSI, you can either keep your waist circumference value steady and increase your weight or keep your weight steady and decrease your waist circumference. For the most aggressive ABSI improvement, you would want to reduce your waist circumference while increasing your mass. For example, you can make your body leaner or more muscular while maintaining the same weight.
This can be done through a balanced mix of good nutrition and exercise that includes higher intensity interval training with a healthy mix of cardio. Consult with your trainer, nutritionist, coaches, and/or doctors to set up a plan
- http://www.mytecbits.com/tools/medical/absi-calculator (with target ranges)
- WC: Maximum circumference of the waist that can be measured using a tape measure
- Height: Height of body
- BMI: Body Mass Index