Does Hula Hooping Cure Osteoporosis?

Pam Theobold More than two years ago, Pam Theobold’s doctor told her she was about ready to break a hip. Theobold, who is 59-years-old and suffers from advanced osteoporosis, said she didn’t want to take medication to manage her condition. Instead, she took up hooping and when it was time for her next check up, she learned her anti-drug was working. She hadn’t lost any additional bone mass in her hips or back. “My doctor said I have the wrist bones of a 35-year-old, and I’m 59,” she said. And with others becoming interested she’s now teaching hoop classes at the Chapel Hill Community Center Gym through her site She also remains very excited about hooping, explaining, “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and say, ‘I wonder if I can do that with a hoop’”, she said. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.” More at the Daily Tarheel and watch the video below:

4 thoughts on “Does Hula Hooping Cure Osteoporosis?

  1. Woo-hoo for Pam – awesome story and results! We need to see MORE videos of mature women hooping and the many benefits it affords! So far I seem to be about the oldest of my hoop group at 63 but fortunately everyone is very accepting.

  2. I started hooping a little more than a year ago after breaking my spine, pelvis and tailbone in a bike crash. Because I have osteoporosis, I was probably more severely injured than the average cyclist would have been. I wanted an exercise for my back, and hooping has been a wonderful help for strength and flexibility. My latest dexa scan showed improved bone density in my spine. I think hooping definitely helped my bones.

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