What's something that you probably haven't done since you were six years old that has become increasingly popular among the fitness and health communities (not to mention music scene) over the last few years? Hula Hooping. Who would have guessed?
Hula hooping is a great aerobic workout and keeps your abs engaged the whole time, which is great to shed fat and get a flat stomach. The better you get at hula hooping, the better a workout it is because you'll be able to do more twisting and spinning (and those crazy tricks you see on the YouTube videos).
How to Get Started
First off, you will need an actual hoop. There are three different choices:
- Weighted Hula Hoop
- Regular Hula Hoop
- Polypro Hula Hoop
Weighted hoops may be good for beginners because they are easier to keep around your waist, however, the heavier a hoop is, the less energy is required to keep the hoop spinning. So you may have to spin a little longer with this type of hoop.
If you feel that you could pick the activity back up quickly, try a regular sized hula-hoop. Check out HoopsHula, Hoopnotica or Etsy to find a hoop. These are fun because you can customize the colors and tape patterns. Hoopnotica offers hoops that break down for travel and even offer maternity size hoops.
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