Sitting burns an average of 77 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.
Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Sitting or other activities.
Calories burned with Daily Activities (weight: 180 lbs)
|MET||15 mins.||30 mins.||45 mins.||60 mins.|
|Lying in bed||0.8||17||34||51||69|
How do we calculate how many calories Sitting burns?
For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Sitting is used.
Sitting has a MET of 0.9.
We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.
- Your body weighs: 180 lbs
- Durition: 60 minutes
- MET value of Sitting: 0.9
Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Sitting:
(180 / 2.20462) * 0.9 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 77
What is MET?
MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Sitting.
* There is no way for METs to accurately estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals when taking into account differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, and intensity of movement, as well as environmental conditions. The result is that energy expenditures will vary from individual to individual even when the same activity is performed.