The Hula Hoop is back.
The pandemic has led to the rediscovery of a toy tool that conquered the world in the 1950s.
It is good for the mood, fights stress and is ideal for physical activity at home.
It supports those who have been overwhelmed by the mania to make the circle rotate around the waist without letting it fall.
The new versions have also been enriched with small weights to make the activity even more intense and reap the maximum benefits on a physical level.
The famous circle has rather ancient origins and was also used in Indian dances.
It was made of bamboo, willow branches, or other flexible plants.
The commercial boom, and even the name Hula Hoop, occurred in the late 1950s when it was put on the market by the Californian toy company Whan-O.
The idea was inspired by a bamboo circle brought to the USA from Australia and it was decided to call it Hula Hoop during a party.
Success was immediate.
In less than four months, 25 million plastic circles had come.