Here’s How Many Calories You Burn Just Doing Everyday Stuff

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If you’re trying to lose weight, every calorie counts, and you may be wondering how many calories you burn during everyday activities. While everyone’s body is different, and things like muscle mass or overall weight will affect these numbers, we can give you a general idea of how many calories you are burning during your day.


Ever had someone suggest parking further away from a building or taking the stairs instead of the elevator throughout your day? Well, there’s a reason for that. If you weigh 170 pounds, you burn 135 calories for every 30 minutes you spend walking.


A 130-pound woman will burn 99 calories per hour while standing. While that may not seem like much, it starts to add up. If you stand for 3 hours during a day, you burn around 300 calories. Over a week that adds up 2,100 calories, and over a year that is 109,200 calories burnt. There are around 3500 calories in a pound, so you could burn 31 POUNDS worth of calories simply from standing.


This one will surprise you, but yes, you even do burn calories while drinking. This, of course, is provided that you drink the right stuff. While it is not recommended that this be your only plan for losing weight, drinking cold water does in fact cause you to burn an extra 100 calories a day. This is of course provided that the water is ice cold and you are drinking about 2 liters a day. So drink up if you’re trying to burn those extra calories.