, it has become something of a passion.
Helps burn fat: Hula hooping
requires effort from some of the biggest muscles in the body.
Like Mel, Sharon enjoys hooping
as she watches TV but also takes it on holiday as the hoop can be taken apart and carried quite easily.
," says Sheila, "has completely changed my shape.
The American Council on Exercise says hula hooping
promotes cardiovascular and respiratory health, increases blood flow to the brain, boosts energy and coordination, strengthens torso and leg muscles, and also enhances spinal flexibility.
A quick internet search shows there are hooping
communities and classes all over the country.
Mad, exercise classes using plastic hoops, were originally based in Bristol but have spread across the Severn with a class held in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, every month.
is the new craze that's sure to get the fitness wheels turning, as MARIE TURBILL discovers.
Schoolchildren who have been learning Hoop Hop - hula hooping
to hip hop music and the latest craze from America - demonstrated how it was done Geordie-style at an event at Gateshead Leisure Centre yesterday.
A MUM of two is aiming to run the London Marathon while hula hooping
the entire 26 miles to raise money for charity.
"What goes around comes around" doesn't apply just to karma or a song by Justin Timberlake but also to - yes, really - the practice of hula hooping
tones the bits of the body that many women are self-conscious about, taking in the area from under the bust, through the waist and hips down to the glutes.