“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne
From Glamour Magazine…
I think we’re experiencing a hula hoop revival. Everywhere I look, someone’s talking about them! Truth be told, I’m a huge fan. They make me feel like I’m exactly 12 years old, and I can’t take a spin without giggling. Fun, yes, and healthy too, say some fitness experts. Do you own one? Should you buy one?
“Hooping,” as Laurel House writes on Shine, “is becoming the exercise of choice for everyone from hipsters to boomers all looking to make their workouts do more in less time and actually enjoy it.” She goes on to write about a woman who lost two dress sizes in two months by hooping alone. “Most of all, people are happy when they’re hooping. It doesn’t even feel like exercise!”
So, what can hooping do for you? House says it can tone your abs, butt, arms, and thighs, as well as increase flexibility, strengthen your core and release toxins.
All from the humble hula hoop, (which, P.S., also makes a great cheap summer date idea!)
The Total Mind, Spirit, Body Workout (an insider’s hoop scoop)
The 1950s Hula-Hoop trend is back with a brand new spin and a grassroots growth that insures that this hoop is here to stay. Hoop Dance is a magical moment that happens when a large circle meets rhythmic body movement. It is hypnotic to watch and exhilarating to do…