hoola hoops - can it help in weight loss?

@chiyosan (29388)
Philippines
January 13, 2007 9:22am CST
guys, i have just read that if you do hoola hoops for about 15 minutes daily, you can lose up to 2 inches waist line in just a month! please if you know anything that can help me with this concern please post.
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28 responses
• United States
1 Feb 07
In my case it probably wouldn't work, I can imagine myself fighting with the hoola hoop for 15 minutes befor e I could manage to hula for 15 seconds. That's me being optimistic. I would think any form of phyiscal activity is beneficial say vs sitting on your butt responding to mylot discussions. Yo go girl! Good luck
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
haha. you are really funny. i had a hard time starting it.. now i can do 50 hoops in one round. :) its just practice, but really its better to be posting.. i agree with you on that.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
I would definately say that it would cause weight loss also skipping as they are a high aerobic exercise and burn calories quick. I stick to walking and going to the gym 3/week to maintain cardiac and muscle fitness.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
i have tried hoola and i have also combined walking around 30-40 minutes daily! i hoola when i come home while watching tv. and i was really surprised that i lost an inch already in my 2 weeks. at least there is improvement! :)
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@AmbiePam (46918)
• United States
23 Mar 07
OK 14missy, but if my neighbors call the police because they see a crazy lady skipping down the sidewalk - I'm going to tell them Missy made me do it! : )
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Hey thats great! I am going to get me some roller skates I hear they are the best thing for the legs and cheaper then a bike. That combined with belly dancing should start getting me alot more healthier then I am and the fun thing about skates you can get your kids envolved and they just love the time they get to spend with you. And a little belly dancing might come in handy for those special night you want to make it special for him a little belly dance strip tease. having him sopping up druel.
@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I'm not sure about the claim that you would lose up to 2 inches in just a month, but I know that hoola hoops are great exercise if you are one of those people who are coordinated enough to be able to use them! Some exercise classes at gyms have even been using them in their classes and programs to add variety and fun. The important thing with exercise is to find a routine which you enjoy doing and that you will stick with consistently. I imagine that using a hoola hoop every single day for 15 minutes might get boring. You may want to consider alternating it with using a treadmill, walking outside, and exercise bike, or a step-aerobics video to keep it interesting.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i guess you are right, but i really have no means of other exercise than hoola (indoor) but i will try to walk more these succeeding days. thanks!!
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@AmbiePam (46918)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Watch TV or listen to upbeat music while you hoola - that will keep you from being bored.
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
I agree. i tried that... even though im a guy... it really works. i tried skipping rope too.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i will try skipping and then hoola after. thank you for your sugggestion
@AmbiePam (46918)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Isn't amazing how childhood 'games' keep you so fit?
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Yes, this is true. hard part is keeping the hoola hoop up but I guess bendingto pick it up off the gorund repeatedly would have a benefit also in the weight loss. But might I suggest something maybe easier and more our age then hoola hoops? Belly dancing. It works. They even have a yoga,bellydance tape out that works very well but also just belly dancing for those who aren't into the yoga thing. Well I hope that get to lose the weight in any which way you decide. Good luck.
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• United States
28 Mar 07
I've always wanted to try belly dancing, but have been to ashamed to try due to my weight. The more I think of it though, why should I be ashamed!? I shouldn't let what others think stop me from trying to be healthier and doing what I want eh? Ha..I must be getting old not to care about what others think anymore!
• United States
13 Jan 07
I would think that hoola hooping would be great exercises yes. I'm not so sure about the 2 inches you will have to let me know about that one. When I'm trying to lose a few pounds I like to walk myself, I don't do alot of this much anymore tho due to health problems. I wish you the best of luck with your weight loss. :)
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
thank you so much! i just really need to shed off a few inches so i can look good on my vacation soon :)
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@weemam (13389)
21 Feb 07
when I was a lot younger I lost lots of weight over 5 stone , I did a healthy diet and I skipped and used a hula hoop so as I said yes it definitely worked for me , good luck xx
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@weemam (13389)
28 Jan 07
I tried this years ago and it did work and it is fun . If you find an exercise you enjoy you will stick with it much longer , good luck xx
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I always had a hoola hoop when I was younger. I can see how it would work. you could even do the motion you do with a hoola hoop and probably decrease your waist line.
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@annieroos (1846)
• United States
13 Jan 07
That actually sounds fun, and that it works i should try it. But i have had a couple of heria surgeries so i wonder if it would do me bad.. But i sounds great.. maybe if you do it with other stuff.. Well good luck on this.. let me know if it works.
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
13 Jan 07
OH i mispelled a word heria should be hernia.. just letting you know so that you knew what i was talking about.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i will surely let everyone know. i have started just yesterday and with 15 minutes, i sweat really a lot! it felt really good!!! :)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
yeah, i have tried that. it will also help your waist in good shape.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
wow! im really excited about it now! :) thank you
24 Jan 07
hi chiyosan. i have heard the doing hula hoops is very good for you and can indeed make your waistline smaller in a short space of time. i am pretty sure that the singer beyonce uses this as a keep fit routine. it's got to have some benefit in the long run if you ever watch people doing it. the only problem is is keeping the damn thing going!
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
it was really hard to keep it going and i look really funny when i started i could not even make up to 5 rounds. haha now i can do 50 at a time. :) it was fun and feels great when you perspire.
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@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
14 Jan 07
I guess it helps because it's a form of exercise, too. You burn calories on your waist because the activity is concentrated in that area. Have you tried it? Good luck!
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i have started it yesterday and will continue.. thank you i will le t you all know of the results in about a month's time! :)
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@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
14 Jan 07
It would work like any other exercise, I don't believe in "miracle exercise" it just consumes energy like cycling, treadmill, etc so just choose the exercise you are most comfortable with and can perform properly.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
i will. thanks freesoul! :)
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Dec 07
Most of the time when I was hoola hooping was spent picking it up from the floor. I guess I will have to try a little harder. I wonder if much of the weight loss is the reaching down and picking it up again. It has been a long time since I have hoola hooping, maybe I start doing it again.
• United States
27 Jul 07
I truly believe that if you do 15 minutes a day of any form of excercising, such as situps, it will help you lose weight in the areas you want if you do the proper activity.
@diansinta (7554)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 07
hoola hoops - hoola hoops image
I am 32 years old and walk most days. But I have been thinking of using the hula hoop - due to the fact that you are working the area where all us women seem to accumulate our fat - in the love handle and abdomen area. The hula hoop is low impact and works the thighs, waist and hips. You will also work your arms and they will be moving to keep your balance and keep the hoop moving. Remember as a kid we could drop the hoop down to our knees and keep it going by moving our knees back and forth so - that would work your knees. I think it is a great exercise and with no impact. The only thing you would have to worry about is if you have a bad back - you would have to start out slowly. Go For It!! I think I'm going to go get one - thanks for the question - you made me decide.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Mar 07
I have never heard of that but I am going to try it to see if it helps my weight out.
• United States
28 Mar 07
ha! I am buying a holla hoop immediately!
• Portugal
28 Mar 07
It must be a good exercise. I use to do it for fun when I was younger. And thinking about it, it may be very true that doing hoola hoops for about 15 minutes daily, you can lose up to 2 inches. I don't have hoola hoops to try it but they must be very easy to find/make.