Saturday, January 09, 2010
The information below came from: http:/www.sports-hoop.com/
I clicked on "Sports Hoop Club" on the left hand side and on the next page I clicked on "Reports from Media".
There is lots of information on the Sports Hoop on this website.
Discover how to Hula-Hoop for better health FOX LAKE JOURNAL
Tired of shying away from working out because of the fight it takes to get a machine at the gym? If so, a different kind of workout - one that is fun and invigorating, tones the body, and offers a cardiovascular boost and endorphin rush - may be the perfect solution.
This time of year, a lot of people get that kind of workout by hopping on water skis, or rowing down the river, but for this workout, leaving home is not necessary - unless it is desired by the individual.
There is a new phenomenon sweeping the country. Grown men and women are picking up Hula-Hoops, similar to those they played with back in grade school, and using them as an integral part of their workout routines.
According to the Cooper Institute, a health-based, non-profit research and education center, these individuals are on to something. One minute of Hula-Hooping burns as many calories as running an eight-minute mile, or a high impact aerobic class. The activity also promotes correct body alignment from the circular motions and proper posture in the upper body.
Fitness experts are quick to point out that people can get even more health benefits by stepping things up a notch and using a weighted hoop like those offered by California's Sports Hoop Inc. Three models are available.
The Acu Hoop and Trim Hoop models can be used to strengthen the user's abdomen and lower back, while at the same time improving blood circulation to those areas. Both are ideal for those interested in health, fitness and fun, and they are available with three, four, or five pound weights.
The primary difference between the two is that the Acu Hoop is a wavy shape design, comes in detachable pieces and is made with high tech plastics. The Trim Hoop is a plain circle with steel pipe inside and is not available in detachable pieces.
Sports Hoop also makes a hoop designed to enhance intense adult and teenage fitness.
My family wanted to see me do the hoop and my cousin took this picture: