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5 Moves to Boost Your Calorie Burn

Doing these strengthening moves a few times a week can help you burn more calories every day.

By Margit Feury Ragland

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Single Leg Bridge
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Make your walk work harder for you by spending just an extra 10 minutes, a few times a week, on the following strength moves. You'll walk faster, tighten your abs and butt, prevent injury and, best of all, burn more calories—both during your walks and throughout the day. "These moves are designed to complement any walking or even running program," says Holly Perkins, an exercise physiologist based in Los Angeles. "If you take a brisk 40-minute walk, five or six times each week, and do these exercises two to three days a week, you'll lose 5 to 10 pounds in a month."

Single-Leg Bridge

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet on the floor. Lift up through your abs until hips are in line with knees. Extend one leg outward. Hold for 2-3 seconds. Lower the leg, keeping hips in the air, and repeat on the other side. Alternate legs for 20 repetitions (10 on each side). Rest and repeat 1 more time.

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