5 HULA HOOPING HEALTH BENEFITS
When it comes to exercise, improving your fitness or working towards a weight loss goal, finding an activity that you can incorporate into your life is a must! Hula hoop fitness isn’t just a craze, it’s a fun way to keep healthy. You’re more likely to stick to your fitness goals when you’re having fun and this is certainly where hula hooping comes in.
Here are 5 ways your health benefits from hula hooping.
1. Burns calories
In January 2011 the American Council of Exercise shared their research into the effectiveness of hooping as an exercise. The study found that for a 30-minute hoop workout approximately 210 calories were burnt.
“Hooping compares pretty favorably with most other group classes, in terms of heart rate and calorie burn,”
Burning extra calories assists with weight loss. As much as one can’t spot reduce fat; hula hooping has been found to assist with reducing waist size.
Hula hooping isn’t a weight loss solution on its own and should be used in combination with a healthy diet and other activities. Be sure to consult with your GP in regards to starting any new physical activity and ask any questions you need to in relation to your personal circumstances.
2. Increases cardiovascular activity
Are you looking for a great way to increase your fitness? Hula hooping is a FUNtastic way to work your cardiovascular system. As your lungs and heart start working, the flow of oxygen increases around your body. Aerobic exercise has loads of health benefits including aiding with sleep, improving blood flow and promoting a healthy heart.
3. Powerful posture
It’s important to learn how to stand and move when hooping. When you isolate your waist without aligning your body you’re at risk of straining other parts of your body. Hula hooping requires you to hold yourself strong and stable and maintain good posture whilst executing a series of different movements. This means it also really benefits your balance.
4. Total body workout
Working out with a hoop engages your arms, legs, back and core. There are so many different moves that you can do with a hoop and each one works different muscles and muscle groups. By learning to use the different muscles around your body you can unlock new tricks, sequences, and flow.
5. Mental health boost
Hula hooping can positively impact your mental health. There is the challenge and satisfaction in learning a new trick as well as the endorphin flood that comes from moving and playing. There is an incredible hoop community out there and hooping is a great way to get out and meet new people. It can also be a relaxing and meditative activity that allows you to take some time out for yourself, focus on your breathing and be completely in the moment.
Start those health benefits from hula hooping now!
Have fun with your health and fitness by joining a hula hoop class. Guaranteed giggles and a whole lot of fitness as you spin up the sparkle and learn to hoop with a bunch of new friends.
Here is a fun walking workout tutorial to get you tapping your feet as you spin. Keep practising, giggling and most importantly have fun!