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# how many calories?

how many calories is burned for walking 1 mile, plus standing up for 2 hrs at work, and moving around a little to get materials... weighing 237lbs

Asked by lauren92 at 10:38 AM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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• more than just doing nothing, keep up the good work

Answer by keisha613 at 10:46 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

• here's a METs calculations site you can use http://www.topendsports.com/weight-loss/energy-met.htm so you can know the METs value of activities.

then you calculate your BMR = 665 + (9.6 x weight in Kg) + (1.8 x height in cm) - (4.7 x age in years)

1 kilogram = 2.2046 lbs

1 cm =  0.4 inches

then you do this-

(kcal burned) = (MET value) X (BMR/24) X (duration of activity in hours)

so for me, at 165lbs (74kg) and 28 years old, standing for 2 hours is

My BMR is 665+(9.6X74)+(1.8X160)-(4.7x28)= 665+710.4+288-131.6 = 1531.8

1.3METs X (1531.8/24) x 2

1.3 X 63.8 X 2 = 165.88 calories burned just standing.

clear as mud right?

Answer by DarkFaery131 at 11:09 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

• http://lamb.cc/calories-burned-calculator/

Here's an MET calculator that does all the work for you!

Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:04 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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