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How many calories do I burn standing?

How many calories do I burn standing?

You can burn 14–96 calories standing for 10 minutes.

It depends on how much you weigh and if you are standing quietly or performing a light or moderate activity. Below is an estimate of how many calories you can burn standing for 10 minutes.

You are always burning calories, whether you are sitting, standing, sleeping, or exercising.

Standing quietly (in line at a store)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 14 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 19 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 24 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 29 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 33 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 38 calories standing for 10 minutes.

Standing with light activity (making a bed, folding clothes, etc.)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 24 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 32 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 40 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 48 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 56 calories standing for 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 64 calories standing for 10 minutes.

Standing with moderate activity (stocking shelves)

Other moderate activities include auto repair, packing boxes to move, and assembling
heavy parts.

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 36 calories in 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 48 calories in 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 60 calories in 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 72 calories in 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 84 calories in 10 minutes.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 96 calories in 10 minutes.
Source:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute




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