Another 1950s Fad Resurrected By The Pandemic

In the world of old fads becoming new ones it now seems that hula hooping has become a pandemic fitness trend, with adult women taking to TikTok and Instagram to show off their skills, according to the “Wall Street Journal.” They may be using standard hoops, or weighted ones made for heavier workouts, or even a smart hoop that speaks to an app. Wham-O hoops, which are now made by a company called Intersport, were basically sold out by mid-summer, journalist Kim Richters reports. Intersport told the “Journal” that its US warehouse was “pretty well depleted,” and the company saw sales jump by 20% to more than 1 million hoops last year. According to “Runner’s World,” “Like skipping, hula hooping can torch calories and help you build those all-important core muscles to run stronger.” Weighted hoops can weigh 1 to 3 kg (2.2 to 6.6 pounds), and the magazine advises starting with the weight that feels most comfortable.


PHOTO: Getty Images