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Burning Calories While you Sleep

Timeless Fitness Tip

Add a little resistance training to your schedule and you can rev up your body's calorie-burning engine!

Muscle works like a furnace, burning fat to create the energy your body needs for movement. More muscle equals more calories burned -- even while you sleep.

All you need to do is commit yourself to some form of resistance training five days a week and you should see noticeable benefits in one month!

Here are four killer moves you can do at home in less than 10 minutes, that will help turn you into a fat burning machine:

The Plank

Lie facedown, forearms on the floor, elbows under shoulders. Exhale as you lift up, with only your forearms and the balls of your feet touching the floor. Form a straight line from heels to head. Breathing normally, hold as long as possible without letting your hips sag. Aim for 40 seconds. Work up to that in increments if necessary.

The plank exercise

Superman (or Woman)

Lie facedown, legs straight, arms extended overhead. Exhale as you lift your arms and legs off the floor. Breathe normally; focus on reaching out with your fingers and toes. Aim to hold for 45 seconds.

Superman Exercise

Kneeling Push-Ups

Position your hands directly under your shoulders. Exhale as you push up with your knees and palms on the floor, and your body in a straight line. Lower your chest toward the floor -- but only as low as you can without your middle sagging. Repeat 12 times.

Kneeling push up

Wall Squat

Place your back against the wall with your heels one to two feet from the wall, hip-width apart. Sliding down the wall, bend your knees to 90 degrees. Keep knees behind toes. Exhale as you straighten legs, sliding up wall. Repeat 12 times.

Wall Squat

Do three sets of each move five days a week and watch your body turn into a fat-burning machine!

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