Using your whole body from your head, to your waist, to your toes,
hula hooping has some brilliant health benefits you could potentially unlock which could include the following:
The benefits of hula hooping
• improves blood circulation
• helps to build core strength
• massages your muscles
• can help your posture
• gives you an all body workout
• gives your brain a workout too
• can help with weight management
• improves strenghth, flexibility and mobility
• relieves stress
• lightens your mood
• improves self confidence
• promotes positive body image
• can help with positive mental health – a great aid for stress, anxiety and depression
You’ll discover many more benefits to hula hooping on your own hooping journey.
Why is hula hooping good for you?
Hula hooping isn’t just about spinning it on your waist. Waist hooping is just the beginning. Hula hooping is a diverse activity for adults and children alike. It’s an eclectic tool, not just a children’s toy!
Hula Hooping for Fitness and Exercise
Hula hooping is great for exercise. It’ll get your heart rate up, get you out of breath and help you get a sweat on! Hula hooping is an all body work out – it works many muscles in your body, including your abs and core.
Like any exercise, the more you do it, the more you’ll notice a gradual difference in your strength. Hula hooping can be used alongside other exercises as a way to loose or manage weight, along with a healthy diet. Please consult your doctor before undertaking any new exercise.
Hula Hooping to Learn Tricks
Learn fancy tricks, flourishes and moves that challenge your coordination. This style of hula hooping is often referred to as ‘circus style hula hooping’. You end up getting a brain and body work out whilst you learn new skills that look amazing and feel good when you nail them!
Hula Hooping for Flow and Dance
Once you’ve learnt a few tricks, you can start linking them together to dance to songs. Once you get into the rhythm of the song you will find your flow (moving and transitioning between tricks to the pace of the song). Even if you don’t have a dance background you can do this! There’s no set form or string of moves that certify “hoop dance” – just go with the flow – whatever moves come naturally to you – simply link them together in time to the music.
Hula Hooping for Physical and Mental Health
Many people who hoop use a mixture of the above to help with mental and physical health issues. Or just simply to get them moving in a way that’s more fun! It can be a great way to meditate and temporarily distance your mind from your worries. Or as a regular fun activity that provides some release and community.
Check out our classes to see how you can start your hooping journey and enjoy the benefits of hula hooping!
THIS GIRL CAN
Hooper Hoops is a proud supporter of This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a national campaign designed to encourage more women and girls to get active. The campaign is funded by Sport England and the National Lottery.