Hula Hooping can be used as an enjoyable musculoskeletal /physical and mental health strategy. Benefits include:
- Physical Health – providing a full body workout. Regular hooping sessions can help strengthen stomach muscles and keep the waistline trim. The practice of hooping is said to work on a collection of core muscles that improve balance, coordination and stamina; as well as working on the muscles that surround the lower spine – helping with back health. Depending on difficulty levels, hooping can also help improve upper and lower limb coordination.
- Psychological Health – It can be a mood booster, by providing stress relief and enhancing social connections.
- Increased Cognitive Performance – It’s aerobic fitness element increases the circulation of fresh oxygenated blood to the brain. Studies show that physical exercise increases brain volume in areas linked to reasoning and executive function.