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Hula hooping is an easy and fun way to exercise. I got a $5 one filled with water from Wal Mart and use it while I'm watching tv. Doing it for ten mins. is said to burn 100 calories. How easy is that?!?! They also have 3lb., 7lb., etc.ones, which would help you burn more. Good luck!

- Submitted by GOOFBALL15 10/28/2010 in Exercise | 24 Comments
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FATFIRL 8/5/2013 5:28:00 PM

    I like hooping, but since I have gained so much weight I can't seem to keep it up.
FULLOFFIGURE 5/8/2013 1:05:00 PM

    I love my hoop !!!! I'm up to 5 minutes without stopping. And I entertain my cats while I'm doing it. lol
WATCHINW8 5/4/2013 11:03:00 PM

    There are lots of info on hooping on youtube.
LORIVIOLA 5/2/2013 8:12:00 AM

BELLES74 5/2/2013 5:02:00 AM

    This might sound silly but what about combining it with the Hula Hoop game on Wii Fit?

I love the Wii Fit for stormy days
SAMMIE20131 5/1/2013 2:47:00 AM

    This is a great idea I think I will hula loop whilst watching biggest loser !!
JUMPUP 4/29/2013 1:54:00 PM

    I bought both a hula hoop and a jump rope a few months back. The rope is waiting for me to buy a better sports bra, LOL.

I was a master of the hoop when I was a kid, but I can't seem to get the 'hula' down now that I am old. I even Googled "how to hula hoop"! I keep picking it up though. One of these days, I will achieve the breakthrough motion that swings the darn thing around - I KNOW I CAN DO IT!
BLONDIE218145 4/29/2013 12:32:00 PM

    Used to be good at this but now my waist is in the way! But not for long!! emoticon
LEANMEAN2 4/29/2013 7:43:00 AM

    I have tried but just can't make the hoop behave.
MAGNIFATIC 4/28/2013 9:39:00 PM

    Going to Wally World tomorrow! I really want to give this a whirl!!! emoticon
BANNERMAN 4/28/2013 1:56:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
1LAZYCOOK 4/28/2013 1:48:00 AM

    I just bought a hoola hoop myself but have yet to regain my "hooping skills". I'll keep trying though because it should be good core work.
BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/27/2013 3:22:00 PM

    Think I may give it a whirl!
LCRUMLEY81 4/27/2013 2:30:00 PM

    must try
ACIMPEGGY 4/27/2013 2:24:00 PM

    I'll check this one out! Would be good while I'm dancing to my oldies station on the tv!

FRAN0426 4/27/2013 1:54:00 PM

    Sounds like fun
FIFTYTOFAB 4/27/2013 11:56:00 AM

    Just make sure not to get a hula hoop for children. You need a weighted hoop or it is impossible to keep it up. They also make them smaller so you can do your arms. It really is a good workout.
ROBB1N 4/27/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Sounds like fun!
CECELW 4/27/2013 9:44:00 AM

    I've tried hula hooping many times. I just can't do it
CHERYLSBUTT 4/27/2013 8:04:00 AM

    I used a hula hoop similarly with a month long streak.
I was targeting waistline and was thrilled with the reduction:-)
PYNETREE 4/27/2013 7:28:00 AM

    Sounds like fun. Wondering if I could do the hoops come in sizes? emoticon
YMARIER 10/29/2010 1:25:00 PM

    That is good advice. Anything to help me with the boredom aspect of exercise!!! As a child it was just fun to do, we didn't consider it exercise!! ha ha
IOWASPEECHIE 10/29/2010 1:11:00 AM

    I like this because it's lower impact than jump roping. It's a lot easier on the knees AND I feel like I'm working my core muscles that get less work than they should!
DIONALLEN32266 10/28/2010 12:49:00 PM

    What a great idea! I did something kind of similar. I bought a jump rope. It's not as easy to do as when I was 7, but I will keep at it. I actually got the idea from reading The Spark. It is something that Chris Downie did, and inspired me to try it. I am going to try the hula hoop too, thanks to you! emoticon

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