There’s a lot that we can learn from children. Having fun with exercise is one of them. Children tend to be active without even thinking about it. One method of exercise that is making a comeback with kids and adults alike is hula hooping. With the new hula hooping exercise trend, you can incorporate some childhood fun into your workout regime.
Hula hoops are coming around again . . . even celebrities are taking a spin!
How & Why It Works
When it comes to hula-hoops it’s all about the rhythm and strengthening your core. These days there are also a variety of hoops available from small to large and even weighted hoops for an added burn. If you are struggling to find your momentum, try using a smaller or heavier hoop. According to Mary Pulak, the creator of the Hooked on Hooping fitness class, a bigger hoop will give you more time to react to the backwards and forward movement where a heavier hoop will help you work your abs as well.
One of the greatest aspects of hula hooping is the fact that it costs next to nothing. This is a cheap way of breaking some sweat and having fun while you’re at it. Hooping will help strengthen your core, but it is seen as more of a cardio routine.
Kelly Osbourne is one of the celebrities that realized the benefits of weight-loss via hula hooping. Even though hula hooping was just a part of her fitness regime, it really made a difference in helping her slim down and tone. Women’s Health explains that actively hula hooping burns about 7 calories per minute, which puts it right up there with exercises such as aerobics, walking, and Pilates.
Other benefits of hula hooping: strengthens waistline, burns calories, relieves stress, improves your balance, and in combination with healthy eating habits, aids in weight loss. It’s a full body workout.
There are many ways you can get involved in the hula hooping fitness craze. If you have kids you can join in on their hula hooping activities. They might even teach you a thing or two in perfecting the craft. Alternatives would be to join a hula hooping fitness class in your area or purchase an at home workout video to get in the swing of things.