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.

Never give up the opportunity move, stay in shape and be active!

xo

Carpe Kefi!

 

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]