How to take measurements

Below is all the information you will need on how to take your measurements and record them on the app. 

Tips on taking measurements.

  • Taking measurements can be difficult, especially if doing them on your own so when possible, it is best to have someone do them for you. If this is going to prove difficult, simply take the measurements that are easier to take alone such as the neck, upper arm, waist, hips, thigh and calf.
  • When measuring the limbs there’s no need to measure both, just take one side and make a note so it’s the same side that is measured each time. If you are measuring on your own you will find it easier to measure the opposite side to your dominant hand. Again, just be sure to make a note of the side you are measuring.
  • Measuring the same circumference each time is what is important, not getting the exact place. To help with this you or your measuring partner can take photos of the measuring site or make note of moles or tattoos to help with consistent measuring accuracy. 
  • Aim to take the measurements at the same time on measuring day. Preferable first thing in the morning after using the loo and before eating and drinking. 
  • You will need a flexible tape measure that you can wrap around your body parts. Metal tape measures are not advised.
  • You can find flexible tape measures tapes online with some designed specifically for the job at hand. Below is an example that links to amazon.


 

The measurements

Neck – Standing, measure your neck at its largest girth, right over the Adam’s apple. 


Shoulders – Standing, measure the circumference from the largest points on each shoulder across the chest all the way around the body. 


Upper Arm – Standing or sitting, measure at its largest girth with arm relaxed at the side. 


Chest – Standing, measure the circumference of the chest with breath out just above the nipple line. Keep arms relaxed to the sides.


Waist – Standing, measure at the narrowest point or at the midway point between the top of the hip bone and the bottom of the rib cage. 


Hips – Measure at the largest girth, where the butt is protruding the greatest. 


Thigh – Standing, measure at the largest girth, just below the butt. 


Calf – Seated if you are measuring yourself or standing if you have a partner, measure at its largest girth.

How to take measurements

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From the dashboard, tap the 'Logbook' icon

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Now select
'Results Tracking'

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Select, 'Body Girth Measurements'

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Then, add your results

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Now enter your results in 'cm' which are listed in alphabetical order. You can also add notes if needed.

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Your results will now be loaded and after 3 entries you will be able to chart your data.

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Measurements Calculator

Please use the form below to calculate your mean average measurements. 

The form is in order of the body part working from the top down for ease. On the app, the measurements are listed alphabetically which is also how your calculations are displayed below.