Standing more and sitting less while at your desk promotes fitness. How many more calories can you burn while standing? Use this calculator and see the difference.
Breaking up extended periods of sitting by standing more increases calorie burn. Calculate the additional calorie expenditure to see the difference standing makes.
This 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 1.5 for sitting (MET code 11580) and a MET of 2.0 for standing (MET code 09071).