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Hula hooping

Find out more about the benefits to this novel form of exercise

Written by SpunOut | View this authors Twitter page and posted in health

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What is it?

Exercise using a hula hoop. Yes, there are many more benefits to that awkward-to-store toy from your childhood.

How do you do it?

Keep the Hula hoop spinning around your body by rocking back and forth pushing your hip and belly forward, slightly shifting your weight as it spins around your waist.

Every time the hoop hits your stomach, pushing your belly forward keeps the hoop in motion.

Where can you do it?

This is a super easy way to keep fit in your home (with a bit of room to move) or out in the garden.

You can take Hooping or Hoop dance classes in various location around the country. Visit Irish Hoopers for more information.

What do you need to take part? 

A hula hoop (average costs between €10-20 depending how professional you want to get)

Who would it suit?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their fitness
  • Someone who gets bored easily

There's a lot you can do with a Hula hoop

Different images of how to use a hula hoop

What are the benefits?

  • Great for toning and building strength
  • Improving concentration
  • Good for coordination
  • Fun and cheap

This Australian Hooper has some great skills that are easy to follow in this YouTube tutorial!

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Published December 7th, 2015
Last updated March 31st, 2017
Tags exercise fitness get fit have fun
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