An exercise routine doesn’t have to involve drudging to the gym and doing boring reps. Blechh…that’s SO adult (and not very fun.) Wouldn’t be a novel concept to get the heart rate up and put a smile on your face — at the same time?
Pull that old hula hoop of yours out of storage (or buy one for five bucks at Toys R Us) and let the gyrating begin! Seriously, it’s probably the best and cheapest piece of weight loss equipment you can buy.
According to expert weight loss consultant Jennifer Jolan:
There is only 1 hula hoop exercise that you need to do. Simply twirl it around your waist. You don’t need to get fancy or anything. That’s it. For maximum weight loss using hula hoop exercises, you must use the hula hoop in short bursts… 2 minutes at a time. Using a hula hoop in just 1 session is a mistake. Your metabolism gets much more of a boost doing short mini-workouts throughout the day.
What I like to do is this… I use 2-minute tv commercials to exercise. I’ve found this to be best for results… as well as best for my busy schedule. This allows me to watch tv and relax, but still workout for about 22 minutes over 1 hour. (Note: There are about 22 minutes of commercials and dead time during a 1 hour tv show.)”
So there you have it. The hula hoop as a weight loss gadget. Fun comes standard, and the melting pounds are a nice side effect. Send us photos or a video of YOU having fun with a hula hoop, and we’ll send you a fun prize!