One of the UK’s leading singer, Grace Jones is still slim at that age is not young, 64 years. Grace was the last time in public during a concert celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. When asked what the secret of slim, Grace admitted that thanks to her hula hoop.
It turns out this very popular sport in the UK. If you have time browsing then you will find many communities and hula hoop classes across the country.
One of them managed by Mazzula Hula from Edinburgh. Before managing the hula hoop class, Mazzula is a teacher and cabaret artist.
According Mazzula, playing hula hoop is much more fun than the gym because it did not spend too much sweat. After all this exercise is good for mothers as it is very effective tightening the abdominal muscles.
Before practicing, make sure you have your own hoop. Weighing range from 800-1200 g. For beginners, prefer a lighter. In fact, you do not have to go to the gym or special classes because of the hula hoop hula hoop skills of someone determined to play by the diligent practice. Do not forget to warm it first.
After warming up, you’re ready to start playing the hula hoop. How to play the hula hoop are:
- Stand straight with feet apart, slightly bend your knees and your feet flat on the floor. Then position the hula hoop around his waist.
- Tighten your abdominal muscles play hula hoop counter-clockwise. Release the hands of the hula hoop slowly, turn your hips in rhythm to the hula hoop can be spun at your waist.
- Position your arms over your head. Make a consistent rotation and adjust your breathing to keep spinning hula hoop.
- For beginners, practice about 10 minutes then rest for 15 minutes before starting again.
During 10 minutes of play hula hoop proved able to burn 100 calories. Even a study by the American Council on Exercise found that playing the hula hoop for an hour can burn calories as much as aerobics for an hour.
“We’re actually very surprised,” says John Porcari, the study investigators and a sports psychologist as reported by the mirror.
“You think playing the hula hoop is just child’s play, but our study shows that exercise increases the heart rate to more than 150. Figure is certainly high enough.
“These findings also prove that playing hula hoop makes the whole body moves so as to increase flexibility and balance while strengthening the back muscles, abdomen, arms and legs,” he said.
In addition, hulahop play a sport that does not require much money as you can do it in the living room with bare legs and T-shirt pickup.
You can even make your own hoop with ingredients that are around you like from the pipe. Hoop shape that suits you can be measured from the top of your hip bones down to the floor.
“It also means you can choose a weight that suits your hoop. The heavier the hoop it easier to rotate more slowly around the body, while the hoop which is lighter and can be purchased at the toy store will be able to turn quickly to maintain the your hips, “said Mazzula.
More than that, it’s fun playing the hula hoop. Even if you could have advanced to the beat of music accompanied by the speed of your movement. Follow the movement of your hands, can swing, wave, punch, or as you like. Thus will add to the fun you’re playing the hula hoop
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