If you ever hula hooped when you were a kid, you will be happy to know that this fun fad is back! But with a twist; the idle hooping of your youth has undergone a major transformation into a mobile dance of profound coordination. Now people of all ages can be seen in parks twirling jumping and swirling in their hoops and often with several hoops at the same time.
Hula hooping rose to popularity in the 1950s when small plastic hoops were a popular pastime with young girls. The new adult hula hooping craze can trace its roots back to Asia. Here large, heavy hula hoops have been used as exercise equipment for decades. The hip wiggling that one employs during hula hooping helps to build core muscle strength. This is especially helpful for people with back and shoulder pain or bad posture caused by hours in front of the computer. Not only does hula hooping improve your posture, it also gives you killer abs and a slimmer waist. Twirling hula hoops around your arms and legs helps to tone muscles too.
The modern re-emergence of hula hooping has taken on a whole new life. Known simply as hooping or hoop dancing, the modern protagonist will create a dance where the hula hoop travels up and down the body and over the arms and legs. Those proficient in the art can usually manage more than one hula hoop at a time.
Modern hoopers make their own hoops from polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, high-density polypropylene, or polypropylene tubing. Night performers often add fire or glow sticks to their hoops for maximum effect. Modern hula hooping is a fun, healthy activity that all the cool kids are doing. If you want to learn, simply find a hooping workshop in a park near you.