Health Benefits of Hula Hooping

March 10, 2014 1 min read

Hula hooping offers a wide variety of health benefits.  It is good for your physical health, of course, but it can also be very beneficial to your mental and spiritual health as well.  Let’s take a look at some of the benefits!

Physical Benefits:

  • Burns approximately 7 calories per minute hooping, which equates to over 400 calories an hour
  • Increases heart rate; great cardio workout
  • Increases stamina
  • Improves your body’s balance and flexibility
  • Strengthens and tones your arms, legs, and abdomen
  • Works about 30 muscles in and around your body’s core
  • Strengthens your low-back stabilizing muscles, which can help anyone with a history of back pain
  • Improves spine’s strength and flexibility
  • Helps you to develop a sense of body awareness
  • Improves hand-eye coordination and motor skills

 

Mental and Spiritual Benfits:

  • Can act as a form of play
  • Can act as a form of meditation
  • Promotes self-expression
  • Promotes positive self-image
  • Promotes confidence
  • Improves mood and spirit

 

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/338856-muscles-hula-hooping-work/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/124992-health-benefits-hula-hooping/

http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/benefits-exercising-abs-hulahoop-1845.html

http://hoopnotica.com/blog/2013/07/the-benefits-of-hula-hooping-aka-why-you-should-start-hooping-for-fitness-today/

 

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