Hula hooping is an underrated sport. Most people immediately think of the schoolyard or gym class at school, but hula hooping is a complete workout for your body and mind. Especially your core, balance and endurance benefit greatly from a frequent hula hoop session. So dust off that hoop or buy a fitness hoop and start moving those hips!
What are the benefits of hula hooping?
- Lose weight. Hula hooping is an intense sport.You burn around three hundred calories per hour.
- Improve your stamina. Because you are constantly moving to keep the hoop going you work on your fitness.
- Improve your coordination. The hoop doesn't just stay on your hips. You have to maintain good control of your body to keep the hoop straight and rotating in the same place.
- Not straining for your body. Because you stay in one place and don't jump or run, for example, hula hooping only requires a small amount of strain on your body and no strain on your joints.
Adjustable hula hoopThe smaller the hoop, the more you get out of the workout. These hoops are ideal for beginners because they do not fall off your hips and thus you are not constantly taken out of your 'flow' to pick up the hoop off the ground.
With a smaller hoop, you have to make more rotations per minute to keep the hula hoop moving. The Adjustable Hula Hoop Including Weight, for example, consists of several link pieces. You simply remove a piece to make the hoop smaller. The Hula Hoop with weight consists of no less than 24 link pieces and also has an external weight that rotates with you as you move the hoop. This hula hoop has massaging nubs that improves your blood flow around your abdomen, back and hips.
Fully convinced of the benefits of a hula hoop? Tunturi has several hula hoops for a fun and challenging workout.