Did you know that you can burn up to 150 calories with 30 minutes of hula hooping. It provides benefits similar to that accrued from low impact aerobic activities such as salsa, belly or swing dancing. Also available now are the weighted hula hoops which can increase the cardio effort while hooping.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends getting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. Weighted Hula hoop can be incorporated as a part of the aerobic fitness program to provide a variety as well as break from the usual routine

Pick the right size :

For those wanting to buy a weighted hula hoop, choosing the right size is important. The hoop should reach somewhere between your waist and mid-chest when it’s resting vertically on the ground.

Ironically,  smaller and lighter the hoops require more effort to keep it moving while the bigger and heavier ones  are easier.

Reference:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/expert-answers/weighted-hula-hoops/faq-20058073?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=housecall

Written by drpoojachhawcharia

Dr Pooja Chhawcharia is the Senior Nutritionist at eKincare with over 7 years of experience in Nutrition education, diet counseling and research. She is a Registered Dietician with the Indian Dietetic Association and Certified Diabetes Educator recognized by the International Diabetes federation . She is also interested in ancillary sciences such as Yoga and Naturopathy.

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