Calculate your daily calories burned from standing and sitting*


( Pounds | Metric )







Sitting
Standing

%

of your day

%

of your day

#

calories
per hour

#

calories
per hour

Extra calories
burned per day
by standing

#

calories
per day

* Ergonomic studies show it's best to stand at your desk for 15 minutes every hour.

Health benefit calculations were calculated using a MET value of 2.0 for standing work and 1.3 for sitting work. Results vary per person and are based on a general estimate. Mark E. Benden, PhD, CPE – Texas A&M Health Science Center -  has reviewed these calculations.

LINAK DESK MOVES software: The calorie calculation used in the software is based upon calories burned standing (not extra calories burned standing which would be the difference between the standing calories burned and sitting calories burned). To calculate extra calories you may use the calculator above.

The calculation of standing calories burned was reviewed by Professor Mark E. Benden, PhD, CPE – Texas A&M Health Science Center. This is a basic calculation taking into account the person’s weight and a MET value of 2.0 for standing work . Results vary per person and are based on a general estimate.