Calories burned while sitting

Calories burned calculator show how many calories you burnt while sitting. Compare calories burned standing vs sitting and lying down. Statistics show that we spend more than half of our lives sitting down. We sit at work at a desk, driving a car or watching TV. A typical office worker spends up to 15 hours a day sitting down. At the same time, while sitting at a desk, we burn a few calories – definitely less than when standing or walking. 

To know the calories burned while sitting, just enter such values as: duration of activity or weight.

If we sit a lot during the day, we are at risk of obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels in the body.

Sitting causes us to burn a few calories. The body burns the least calories when we sit or lie down. We burn the most calories when we stand or walk. This is due to the fact that by making the body move, we naturally activate additional muscle groups.

Research shows that obese people spend 2 more hours sitting in a day than people of normal weight.

How many calories burned while sitting

The number of calories you burn when sitting is almost twice as much as when lying down. On the other hand, the difference in calorie consumption between sitting and standing is much smaller and amounts to about 50%.

HoursKcal for a person weighing 55 kg (about 121 lbs)Kcal for a person weighing 77 kg (about 170 lbs)
160.62 84.87
2121.24 169.74
3181.86 254.61
5303.1 424.35
6363.72 509.22
Calories burned while sitting for people weighing 55 kg (121 lbs) and 77 kg (170 lbs).

Healthy sitting habits

  • Take a break every 30 minutes of sitting by changing your position. Recommended is standing for at least 2 minutes.
  • 75 minutes of intense exercise performed at least once a week in order to neutralize the negative effects of sitting on health. An alternative to intense exercise can be moderate exercise for 150 minutes.
  • Australian Public Health Recommendations recommend at least 150 to 300 minutes of exercise per week, or about 20-40 minutes a day.
  • Moderate or intense exercise is the best solution for taking care of good health if we spend long hours in a sitting position.
  • If we take less than 4,000 steps a day, we may face metabolic problems, whether we are exercising.
  • It is indicated that inactivity of more than 13 hours may sabotage our activities resulting from exercise. Sugars and carbohydrates begin to convert into energy differently in the body. The effect of this is that we weaken the health of the exercises performed.