If you are searching for a fun spin on fitness, the researchers at The American Council on Exercise found that Hula-Hooping burns an average of 210 calories in 30 minutes, putting the activity on par with step aerobics and cardio kickboxing. For even better results, try using a weighted fitness hoop($25 and up at sporting goods stores), which works the body’s core muscles and stays up more easily than a lightweight plastic version. And don’t sway your is from side to side. “Hooping actually requires a forward and backward motion.” says Mary Pulak, owner of Hooked on Hooping, a fitness center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. “Stand tall, place one foot ahead of the other, and rock back and forth, with the hoop spinning at your midsection.”
Make sure when you select a Hula Hoop you choose one that fits you. The smaller the hoop the more movement and the larger the hoop the less movement is required. The lighter ones are better for allowing for more movement which will burn more calories.
Hula Hooping can be one of the more fun easy weight loss methods and fitness. Make sure you are activating you core muscles as you do the Hula-Hooping. Hoop and dance along to a song or just do basic hoop rotations as exercises.
This Youtube video shows you how to do a real hula hoop, not just the wii fit version, for a firmer more sexy body.