Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hoop in Physical Education

Hula Hooping is a great physical activity that can keep kids entertained for a long period of time.  I recently learned how to hula hoop, and am eager to create a hoop dance unit for my curriculum.  Hoop dance can improve balance, coordination, rhythm, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular endurance.  There are so many different things that can be done with a hula hoop, lessons can be customed to fit the needs of students.  In example, if one student wants to increase upper body muscular endurance, have him or her work on hooping around the arms and shoulders.  If a student wants to work on lower body muscular endurance have him or her hoop around the knees or lay on their back with a leg in the air and hoop around his or her leg.     


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