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Jumping Through Hoops Can Actually be a Good Thing — 5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Hula-Hooping Today

Hula-Hooping is a popular hobby amongst people of all ages and sizes worldwide. It has exploded in the last few years and is becoming increasingly popular due to its many benefits.  Here are the 5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Hula-Hooping Today:

  1. Fitness

    Within a few minutes of hooping, your heart rate increases which will burn fat and support weight loss over time. Plus, you can do it anywhere, anytime, no gym necessary!

  2. It helps you to remain playful and childlike

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

-George Bernard Shaw

Hula-hoops are toys, taking time to play and focus on dancing and tricks has many positive benefits; so, rediscover the simple life by playing with a hula-hoop!

3. Increased Balance and Muscle Memory

Hula-hoopers are always learning new tricks and improving our muscle memory. By doing so, we are growing our neuroplasticity, thus not only strengthening our bodies but also our brains. You will notice an increase in your balance and awareness of your 3-D space very almost immediately— I love watching my old videos and seeing my improvement!

4. Stress Reducer

Hoopers worldwide can agree that hooping is therapeutic. Finding that flow state of mind is truly special. You can feel the endorphins pumping through your body during and after a good hoop session. With high endorphin levels, we feel fewer negative effects of stress.

5. Party Tricks

After a lot of practice, patience, and a little bravery, you can pull off some cool tricks and stunts. Practicing with your hoop will pay off!

 

I hope this article inspires you to pick up a hula-hoop. Follow my Instagram @julianneflows for some additional inspiration and I’ll give you a follow back!

 

 

 

 

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