Your Guide to Hula Hooping for Weight Loss

Jun 08, 2010
Hula hooping becomes very popular fitness trend these days that promises to burn extra calories easy and with fun. Using hoops for workouts is suitable for children and adults of all ages, having numerous benefits for your body and weight.
  • It firms and tones torso muscles

  • Flattens your tummy

  • Massages and improves the functioning of inner organs

  • Enhances your coordination

  • Increases body flexibility

  • Relaxes your back

  • Makes you more energetic

  • Improves mood

  • Burns up to 600 calories per hour

  • Involves all body muscles

  • Can be used as meditation time

How to choose hula hoops

Basically, all you have to do is to rotate the hula hoops around your body, including waist, neck, legs, thighs and others. The hula hoops come in different sizes, which can make exercising easier or more difficult to do. The bigger-sized hula hoops are usually easier to rotate than smaller-sized hula hoops. You can check if the hula hoops are suitable for you, checking if the hoops size match your weight, which is mentioned on he hoops.

You can also use weighted hula hoops, which will make the hoop twirl slower and require more efforts from you. This is especially important if you want to lose weight using hula hoops.

There are many ways to use hula hoops, from simple twirling to dancing with the hoops. You can also visit local hoping class or simply buy instructional DVD about hula hooping that show how to use it for losing weight and become fit.

How to use hula hoops

Using hula hoops is quite easy if you used it in your childhood or even if you never have used it before. The basic hula hoping exercise involves rotating the hoops around your waist. You can start standing up with one foot in front of the other, shifting your body back and forth to keep the hoops rotating around your waist. This will help to flatten your stomach and tone all your body muscles.

The same exercise can be done to tone your legs and hip. All you have to do is to rotate the hoops around your hips or legs. You can also perform hula hoping in different position, like lying on your back.