A sedentary lifestyle is not ideal for anybody, but is standing any better? Statistics say that an average weight woman that sits for eight hours of her day will burn 78 calories an hour. That may seem like a big reward for sitting on your behind all day but over an eight hour span that only adds up to 624 calories, most people eat more than that in one meal alone. If the same woman spent her work day standing however, the results aren’t drastically different, burning only 99 calories an hour on average making up 792 calories over eight hours. There are other things that a person does that may help add some additional calories into that “burned section”, like shivering, general fidgeting, and of course talking.
Calories Burned Sitting Vs. Standing
All calorie calculations are based on an average weight person.
5 Minutes – 10 Calories
30 Minutes – 58 Calories
60 Minutes – 116 Calories
8 Hours – 924 Calories
Sitting Over Time
40 Hour Work Week – 4620 Calories
160 Hour Work Month – 18,480 Calories
1920 Hour Work Year – 221,760 Calories
5 Minutes – 13 Calories
30 Minutes – 75 Calories
60 Minutes – 150 Calories
8 Hours – 1200 Calories
Standing Over Time
40 Hour Work Week – 6000 Calories
160 Hour Work Month – 24,000 Calories
1920 Hour Work Year – 288,000 Calories
Two Examples Of Ways To Maximize Your Calorie Burning While At Work
Calorie Burning While Sitting At Your Desk
Here are some fun and unique ideas to pump up the burn while sitting at your desk at still getting your work done. Talk about multi tasking!
The Benefits Of A Stand Up Desk
This video outlines the health and body benefits of using a stand up desk during your working day. It also shows that you do not have to shell out the big bucks in order to benefit from a stand up desk.