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Hula Hooping

Hula-hooping is the act of spinning a plastic hoop around your body.

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History
The plastic hula hoop is a modern version of the traditional willow, rattan and grass hoop used in Native American Hoop Dancing.

Where
Hula-hooping can take place inside or out.

How to play
To hula hoop, simply place the hoop around your waist and swing the hoop in a circular motion around your body. The idea is to keep the hula hoop from falling for as long as possible by swivelling your hips. You get the hang of it after a few tries.

Suggested equipment
- Hula hoop

Adaptations
Physical activity in Canada includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. Below you’ll find recommendations and suggestions on how to accommodate individuals that may have limitations or different needs. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all.
Sensory
Hula hooping is an individual activity that can take on many forms. If the traditional activity is not suitable, twirl a hoop with an arm or a leg. No rules apply. Have fun.
Learning/Cognitive Disabilities
Hula hooping is an individual activity that can take on many forms. If the traditional activity is not suitable, twirl a hoop with an arm or a leg. No rules apply. Have fun.
Mobility Limitation
Hula hooping is an individual activity that can take on many forms. If the traditional activity is not suitable, twirl a hoop with an arm or a leg. No rules apply. Have fun.

Benefits of Hula Hooping

The Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline the amount and type of physical activity you need at every age and stage of life. And, for the first time, the new 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth also include sleep. Following the guidelines will help reduce the risk of chronic disease, lead to a more focused mind, a stronger, fitter body, and all in all, a more enjoyable life.

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