Over at The Times of India they are taking a look back at childhood exercises in search of fun fitness solutions for the modern world. “The fun, excitement, fights and the boisterous yelling of childhood is etched in all our hearts. We all share a similar memory, returning from school, indulging in snacks and hustling down to play with your friends. Most of us knew ourselves to be strong, agile and energetic back then. Then why is that the very activities that worked for us and made us fit as kids are relegated to ‘childhood’ memories alone?” Good question and one of the answers is, of course, hooping. “A baby of the 60s, hula hoops are evergreen with young girls. Once you get the rhythm of the twirl, you can sweat out 100 calories in ten minutes. Hula hoop wards off cardiovascular illness; it improves your co-ordination and helps in muscle tone.” They also let readers know that if you’re going to hoop for fitness today to be sure to get yourself an adult sized hoop.