Hula-hooping for health

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that hula-hooping is making a comeback, and that fitness aficionados are turning to the simple hoops to help get them in shape. This got us thinking that it might be a great way to help kids get the exercise they need, so we wandered the halls and gardens of Children’s Hospital Boston and videotaped some of our patients hooping.

We quickly found that actress and hula hoop enthusiast Marisa Tomei was right when she said, “You just can’t help but laugh and smile when you’re hooping.” We also found that hooping isn’t just for kids…parents, employees, even the CEO of the hospital, Dr. James Mandell, got into the spirit. Enjoy the video and happy hooping!