Hula-Hooping Back As Exercise Fad

It might have ended up as just another passing fitness fad from the 1950s, but hula-hooping appears to have caught on and stuck. The initial appeal is that it’s fun, but the hula hoop’s lasting value is that it is good for you. Fitness experts say an hour of intense hooping can burn as many calories as an hour-long run on a treadmill. The activity has gained thousands of followers worldwide. Classes in the US are typically offered in gyms and private studios, although enthusiasts often meet in public parks and recreation centers. Paige Kollock reports from New York.

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