The technique, called "hooping," became popular in Britain in the middle ages.
Then, in the 1800s, when British sailors observed the hula dancers on the Hawaiian Islands, they noted the similarity between hooping and hula dancing and the term "hula hoop" was coined.
Give yourself a day or two of rest from hooping and start again.
You can also increase your speed for a more intense cardio workout, or you can vary your speed of hooping for an alternative to traditional interval workouts.
You can test your body more by hooping with a second hula hoop.
Thirty minutes of hula hooping will burn about 200 calories.
Try hooping to music to vary the speed you hoop at; going faster with a weighted hoop is a great way to add some additional calorie burning to your routine.
Classes are beginning to pop up at gyms, and DVD's are available as well to help incorporate hula hooping into your exercise schedule.
If you don't like dancing, but you still remember the fun of wiggling as a child, get a hula hoop and start hooping.
You may also want to have a hula hooping contest.
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