• Short Summary

    The hula-hoop craze swept across the Pacific, swirled into Japan.

    The regulations are that a player?

  • Description

    The hula-hoop craze swept across the Pacific, swirled into Japan.

    The regulations are that a player should not drop the plastic hoop from his body.

    Recently the hula-hoop made its debut in a department store in Tokyo. It is generally thought that the "crazy ring" will become popular all over Japan in a month or two.

    Reports from Japan say hula-hoop is health building - but in London the British Medical Association condemned it:
    "It is very energetic exercise, and great caution is necessary," said a BMA spokesman. "No one with a known heart disease should try it, and anyone who is out of training but otherwise fit should not go hard at it right away. Muscles should be loosened up for a week or two at first.

    Exercise of any kind for someone who needs and wants to lose weight is a snare and a delusion. For real weight reduction there is only one successful method and that is by dieting. Don't imagine you can do it by over-exercising. It won't work."
    That week in Britain at a fairground contest a girl of 12 hula-hooped until she collapsed.

    She hooped for seven hours five minutes, had to be reviewed with brandy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1BMJRL3200D0BQV664KA0V8O
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1BMJRL3200D0BQV664KA0V8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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