Last update - 21st May 2014

The 56 activities below are based on the general description of Standing, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 100 pounds or over' to 'taking medication, sitting or standing'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent standing, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Standing activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

Based on the the list of standing activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 252 Calories for one hour of standing.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 216 Calories for one hour of standing.

The mean calories burned per minute of standing, based on the list of 56 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 4 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 4 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 100 pounds or over. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 733 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 628 Calories.

The standing activity with the lowest calories burnt is taking medication, sitting or standing, which for an average man in one hour burns 86 Calories, and for an average woman burns 74 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned Standing.




Standing per Hour - Energy Burned Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of standing for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
building road, directing traffic (standing) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
camping involving standing, walking or sitting, light- to- moderate effort - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
child care: standing - dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding, occasional lifting of child- light effort - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
cooking or food preparation - standing or sitting or in general (not broken into stand/ walk components), manual appliance - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
dressing, undressing (standing or sitting) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
eating/ talking at church or standing eating, american indian feast days - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
fishing from river bank, standing - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
food shopping with or without a grocery cart, standing or walking - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
grooming (washing, shaving, brushing teeth, urinating, washing hands, putting on make- up), sitting or standing - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
guitar, rock and roll band (standing ) - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
implied standing - laundry, fold or hang clothes, put clothes in washer or dryer, packing suitcase - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
implied walking/ standing - picking up yard, light, picking flowers or vegetables - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
masseur, masseuse (standing ) - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
non- food shopping, standing or walking - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
pistol shooting or trap shooting, standing - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
police, directing traffic (standing) - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
police, making an arrest (standing) - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
printing (standing) - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
serving food, setting table - implied walking or standing - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
showering, toweling off (standing) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
standing - arts and crafts, light effort - calories  Male=155 kcal, Female=133 kcal.
standing - arts and crafts, moderate effort - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
standing - arts and crafts, vigorous effort - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
standing - bathing dog - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
standing - drawing (writing), casino gambling, duplicating machine - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
standing - getting ready for bed, in general - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
standing - light (pump gas, change light bulb, etc.) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
standing - light work (filing, talking, assembling) - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
standing - light/ moderate work (pack boxes, assemble/ repair, set up chairs/ furniture) - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
standing - miscellaneous - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
standing - moderate (lifting 50 lbs., assembling at fast rate) - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
standing - moderate (lifting 50 lbs., assembling at fast rate) - calories  Male=215 kcal, Female=185 kcal.
standing - moderate/ heavy work - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
standing - moderate/ heavy work - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
standing - packing/ unpacking boxes, occasional lifting of household items light - moderate effort - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
standing - playing with child( ren) light, only active periods - calories  Male=241 kcal, Female=207 kcal.
standing - reading - calories  Male=155 kcal, Female=133 kcal.
standing - talking or talking on the phone - calories  Male=155 kcal, Female=133 kcal.
standing in church (quietly), attending a ceremony, standing quietly - calories  Male=103 kcal, Female=89 kcal.
standing quietly (standing in a line) - calories  Male=103 kcal, Female=89 kcal.
standing, child care, only active periods - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
standing, singing in church, attending a ceremony, standing, active participation - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
standing, talking in church - calories  Male=155 kcal, Female=133 kcal.
standing; light (bartending, store clerk, assembling, filing, duplicating, putting up a christmas tree), standing and talking at work, changing clothes when teaching physical education - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
standing; light/ moderate (assemble/ repair heavy parts, welding, stocking, auto repair, pack boxes for moving, etc.), patient care (as in nursing) - calories  Male=259 kcal, Female=222 kcal.
standing; moderate (assembling at fast rate , intermittent, lifting 50 lbs, hitch/ twisting ropes) - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
standing; moderate/ heavy (lifting more than 50 lbs, masonry, painting, paper hanging - calories  Male=345 kcal, Female=296 kcal.
taking medication, sitting or standing - calories  Male=86 kcal, Female=74 kcal.
talking and eating or eating only (standing) - calories  Male=172 kcal, Female=148 kcal.
truck driving, loading and unloading truck (standing ) - calories  Male=560 kcal, Female=481 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 100 pounds or over - calories  Male=733 kcal, Female=628 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 25 to 49 pounds - calories  Male=431 kcal, Female=370 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 50 to 74 pounds - calories  Male=560 kcal, Female=481 kcal.
walking or walk downstairs or standing, carrying objects about 75 to 99 pounds - calories  Male=646 kcal, Female=555 kcal.
wash dishes - standing or in general (not broken into stand/ walk components - calories  Male=198 kcal, Female=170 kcal.
watering lawn or garden, standing or walking - calories  Male=129 kcal, Female=111 kcal.



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