Ask A Hooper: How Many Calories Does Hula Hooping Burn?


Hooping has been proven to burn over 400 calories per hour by the American Council on Exercise although the calorie-burn from hooping may be as high as 600 calories per hour when other parts of your body such as your arms and legs are engaged! To break this down even more, consider that, according to a 2009 AARP Bulletin, hooping it up for eight minutes gives you a good cardiovascular workout and will burn a whopping 50 calories, or a satisfying 6.25 calories per minute! And the ACE reported, that hooping burns approximately 7 calories per minute! Burn, calories, burn!

Hoop Tip: To maximize your calorie burn while hooping (and get into the 450+ calories/per hour bracket)  we recommend you get comfortable hooping on other areas of your body aside from your waist such as your hips, thighs, shoulders and chest! You can learn more advanced moves and stances such as these from watching HoopnoticaDance DVDs Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 or benefit from the entire HoopnoticaDance DVD Collection with the Box Set.

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