Body Chat – Did You Know The Hula Hoop Is A Great Cardio Wkout
This week- Body Chat explores a fun and dynamic way to get in shape.
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From grass reeds to industrial-grade plastic, hula hoops have evolved in every way but their shape! Hula Hoops trace their history to woven willow, rattan, grass, or grapevine reeds to 500 BCE Egypt. Children rolled them with sticks and twirled them around their hips. Though used for exercise, there is little to no evidence supporting the idea that hooping was an early Olympic event. In the 15th century, Europeans documented Native Americans dancing with small reed hoops in symbolic dances, representing natural totems like eagles, snakes, butterflies, and coyotes. 15th century Englishmen hooped for recreational and religious purposes as well.
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