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Hula Hooping

The Hula Hoop was invented in 1957 by Wham-O. They were first made of wood, grasses, vines, bamboo, plastics, and metals. The name came from a Hawaiian dance called the Hula.hula hoop Ever since then, it has been used for play and exercise. The Hula Hoop can decrease body fat and shed inches due to the fact that you use all the muscles in the midsection to keep the Hula Hoop going. By practicing for 30 minutes a day you can develop a good fat-burning workout. You can also use the Hula Hoop for a nice warm-up or cool-down activity. If you continue this fun activity consistently then you will see results in just a few short weeks.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate the 50th birthday of Hula Hoop.

Can’t keep the hoop on your hips, try the virtual Hula Hoop on the Wii Fit.

June 23rd, 2008

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One Response to “Hula Hooping”

Steve Parker, M.D.
Jun 23rd, 2008
12:04 pm

According to “Calorie Count Plus,” a 150-pound person burns about 300 calories per hour while hula hooping.

That is indeed a good workout. By comparison, the 150-pounder would burn 400 cals walking an hour at 4 mph. That’s brisk!