Despite having a significant physical health issue Amelia has gone from being able to hoop for 20 seconds to being able to hoop for over 2 minutes continuously in just four weeks after practicing for only 5 minutes a day. If Amelia can do it – so can you!
If you are looking for an exercise for seniors that is comfortable and fun then hula hooping could be for you. Hula hooping is easy on the joints and increases mobility, flexibility and muscle tone and strength. Learning new hoop skills improves cognitive function and this benefit is increased when you learn to perform hoop moves with either hand, and moves which direct your arms across the mid-line of your body. Many people over 60 are rediscovering the fun they had hula hooping as a child, and experiencing how hooping has many benefits for them now as an adult.