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    14 Exercises You Can Do While Lying Down

    It's rest-ercize. Halfway between yoga and a nap.

    1. This Butt-Sculpting Lift

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    The movement is incredibly small but effective. Directions here.

    2. These Leg Spinners

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    Work those abs. More here.

    3. The Locust

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    Liiiift! Then rest forever. See how here.

    4. The Peddler

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    Bonus: This leg toner also helps prevent varicose veins! Directions here.

    5. The Side Kick

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    Works your legs, core, butt, hips and thighs. And you don't even have to get out of bed! See more here.

    6. The Leg Twist

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    It's also a stretch for sore backs...which you can get from too much lying down. Instructions here.

    7. Do the clam.

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    This exercise targets your outer thighs, and you can even do it while you're watching TV! Full directions here.

    8. Prone Leg Lifts

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    Strengthens your Paraspinal muscles. Sounds important. See how to do these here.

    9. The Side Leg Lifts

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    Minimal effort. Maximum gluteal strength. Instructions here.

    10. The Back Extension and Rotation

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    Tightens your abs. See how to do it here.

    11. The Cobra

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    Stretch and arm workout in one. Directions here.

    12. The Lying Arm Circle

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    It's pilates that even you can do. Lean how here.

    13. This Entire Workout

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    Perhaps your in-bed workout routine can be your "bridge" to fitness. See the video here.

    14. And of course, Horizontal Running.

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