The hula hooping started every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with a break for a lunch at 12:00 p.m.  Instead of walking outside in the Texas heat, employees were hula hooping indoors.  This activity was led by the company’s wellness committee.  There was even a hula hoop competition with prizes for the winners at the end of the month.  The picture above is of one of the wellness committee members hula hooping.   Great job wellness committee!

A study by the American Council of Exercise found that Hula Hooping:

  • Provides similar results as kickboxing,  step aerobics, and boot-camp classes,
  • Burns around 7 calories per minute (walking burns around 3 to 5 calories per minute),
  • Is a total body workout, that improves flexibility & balance, and helps people relax.

Did you know?

  • During the 1950’s, there were more than 50,000 hula hoops being produced each day
  • The record is 74 hours and 54 minutes of continuous hula hooping set by Aaron Hibbs

Source: Wikipedia

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