The hula hoop is a simple piece of equipment that can boost the fun factor in your fitness routine and give you an excellent workout at the same time.
To learn how to hula hoop, you can refer to the following video –
Here, are some benefits of doing hula hoop –
When you’re trying to lose weight, the most important thing is for your body to use more calories than you consume throughout the day. Hula hooping is a fun activity that helps you burn calories. In fact, the Mayo Clinic reports that, on average, women can burn about 165 calories, and men 200 calories, during a 30-minute hooping session.
Burns Inches And Body Fat:
When you burn calories through exercise and follow a healthy, balanced diet, you reduce body fat more rapidly. The results in a small 2015 study showed that this is the right exercise for you if you are looking for losing some inches around your hips and waist.
Increases Cardiovascular Fitness:
This is a cardiovascular exercise. Hence, it works your lungs and heart and makes your heart rate better. This then helps reduce the risk of getting any sort of heart disease and diabetes. Not only that, but it also makes an improvement in your cholesterol levels and brain function. Lastly, it decreases stress levels. Once you start hula hooping, there will be an increase in your heart rate, your lungs will work harder and your blood flow will become better. Hence, you’ll burn calories and boost the health of your heart.
Core Muscles Are Challenged:
If you have ever done hula hooping before, you would have realized that to keep the hoop around the waste you need to move your hips. In order to keep the hula hoop moving, you need to have strong core muscles and good mobility in your hips. Learning and practicing this exercise regularly, is an amazing way to aim and exercise your abdominal muscles, as well as your obliques and hip muscles.
Makes Your Balance Better:
To have better control of your body’s movements, you need to have a good balance. Having a good balance helps you have a better posture and enables you to have a good form while doing other exercises. According to the American Council on Exercise, any sort of physical activity, like hula hooping, that requires you to have posture and stability over a base of support can help you maintain and improve your balance.
Works Your Body Muscles:
Not only do your core muscles get exercised, but also your lower body including quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves will also burn up. You will experience this more intensely if you use a weighted hoop. To keep the front-to-back and side-to-side motion going, you have to recruit the large muscles in your legs and glutes to help power the movement.
This is a fun activity where you can do both, spend time with your family and exercise, at the same time. To make it more fun, you can even challenge each other. Also, everyone doing it together will keep you motivated.
Inexpensive And Portable:
You don’t necessarily have to go to a gym to do this exercise. You can take this and do it anywhere and everywhere. All in all, it is inexpensive and portable.