Standing Desk Calorie Calculator

Standing Desk Calorie Calculator

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Standing more and sitting less while at your desk promotes fitness and burns more calories. How many more calories can you burn while standing at your desk? Use this calculator and see the difference.

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Fun Facts


By standing for three additional hours each day over the course of a year, you can burn up to 30,000 extra calories and eight pounds of fat. That’s the equivalent of running about ten marathons


Global studies show we sit for 7.7 hours per day on average, and some estimate people sit for up to 15 hours per day


20 minutes in any fixed position starts to inhibit your metabolism

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This  standing desk calorie calculator is based on Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) from the Compendium of Physical Activities. For activity akin to office work, METs range from 1.3-1.8 when sitting and 1.8-2.3 when standing. This calculator uses a MET of 1.