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Hooping Facts

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Hooping is also an excellent way to relieve the stresses and strains of everyday life. Not only does your body benefit, hooping also improves your balance and posture, increases coordination and improves flexibility. Some people report an increase in self esteem and libido. Hooping is good for your body and good for your soul. Hooping improves core strength, tones your stomach, arms, thighs and butt, is a low-impact, high energy workout that can burn approximately 400-600 calories an hour.  And it makes you smile!

Contemporary hooping refers to artistic movements or freestyle dance using the hoop as a partner or prop, usually done to music. It incorporates tricks and moves from many current trends, including rhythmic gymnastics, belly dancing, fire dancing, hip-hop, and Salsa dancing. There is no limit to what can be incorporated into a hoop dance routine.

Hooping promotes happiness, self-esteem, confidence, laughter, and has been reported to improve libido!

The hoop concept dates back to 1000 B.C. when Egyptian children played with hoops made from dried grapevines. Children of the ancient Romans and Greeks played a similar hooping game. England had its own hooping craze in the 1300s with hoops made from dried grapevines. The actual term “hula hoop” was coined by British sailors when they were stationed in the Hawaiian Islands and observed that hula dancing looked similar to the hooping that children were doing in England.

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Wham-O Company introduced the Hula Hoop® in 1958 by passing out free hoops to children and giving Hula Hoop® demonstrations all over Southern California. The original hoop sold for $1.98 and quickly became a major fad. During the hoop’s first year on the market, over 100 million were sold. When Hula Hoop® sales fell behind, the Wham-O Company placed ball bearings inside the hollow plastic tube to cause it to make noise as it was twirled. This launched a second wave of frenzied sales that spanned from 1968 to 1981.   The Hula Hoop® was outlawed in Japan and Indonesia because it was considered indecent and immoral to publicly shake the hips. Russia prohibited the Hula Hoop® because it was an example of the “emptiness of American culture.” The people at Wham-O disagreed, however, because at the height of the hoop’s popularity, they turned out 20,000 of them each day.

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