Hooping is meditative exercise. Sound counter intuitive? Well, then you have to try it. Once you’ve learned the basics there are no rules. Just add a pair of headphones and it’s like your own personal music festival. The exercise is low impact (easy on your joints) and can be as intense as you decide to make it.
The American Council on Exercise sponsored a study that found hooping burns seven calories per minute (walking burns just three calories per minute.)
Whether you’re a fan of meditation or can’t seem to find time, hooping forces you into a state of calm and focus with zero effort on your part (it’s freakishly relaxing.)
So, whether you’re looking for a new form of exercise, a deeper meditation, or just getting ready for festival season, hooping may be your answer.