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Burn More Calories By Standing Instead Of Sitting

Did you know adults sit for an average of ELEVEN hours a day?

Beyond our desks, we tend to sit during meals, while watching TV and for most of us COMMUTING to (and from) work.

 

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This prolonged sitting has proven to increase chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and obesity, even for fit individuals.

If you spend 30 minutes commuting by bus or train every morning, and the same in the evening, consider STANDING for that time.

If you work 46 weeks of the year (five days a week), you’ll spend an extra 230 HOURS standing up (or 5 hours a week).

How Many Calories Will I Burn?

Depending on your body-weight, you can burn between 30 to 60 extra calories an hour standing instead of sitting.

Doesn’t seem like much? It’s sweat-free exercise and based on a 30 minute commute you’ll burn up to 13,500 calories a year. That’s 4lbs of fat.

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If you weigh 50kg (7 st 9 lbs) you’ll burn an extra 30 calories an hour.

If you spend an extra hour standing EVERY DAY, you’ll burn 11,000 calories a year (3.1 lbs of fat).

If you weigh 75kg (11 st 11 lbs) you’ll burn an extra 45 calories an hour.

If you spend an extra hour standing EVERY DAY, you’ll burn 16,500 calories a year (4.7 lbs of fat).

If you weigh 100kg (15 st 4 lbs) you’ll burn an extra 60 calories an hour.

If you spend an extra hour standing EVERY DAY, you’ll burn 22,000 calories a year (6.3 lbs of fat).

If you weigh 125kg (19 st 6 lbs) you’ll burn 75 calories an hour.

If you spend an extra hour standing EVERY DAY, you’ll burn an extra 27,500 calories a year (7.8 lbs of fat).

Next time you’re on public transport, stay on your feet!