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# How many pounds of fat are burned by sitting at a desk for 40 minutes

60.7 calories are burned sitting at a desk for 40 minutes | Calories Burned Calculator.

Using the calories burned calculator below, you just need to fill some data and get the value of calories burned in Kcal.

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### Results

 Calories burned: Mass (fat and/or muscle) burned: (grams)
Someone weighting 70 Kg or 154.3 lb sitting at a desk burns 60.7 calories in 40 minutes. This value is roughtly equivalent to 0.02 pound(s) or 0.28 ounce(s) or 7.9 gram(s) of mass (fat and / or muscle).

• Doing this activity 3 times a week for 40 minutes will burn 0.21 pounds or 0.09 Kg a month.
• Doing this activity 5 times a week for 40 minutes will burn 0.35 pounds or 0.16 Kg a month.

## How to calculate calories (burned)

The number of calories you burn while exercising is dependent on:

• the exercise you do
• the time spent doing the activity

By multiplying the body weight in kg by the MET (*) value and duration of activity, you can estimate the energy expenditure in Kcal specific to a persons body weight. In this example, sitting at a desk at a 1.3 MET value, burns 1.3 Kcal/kg x body weight/h.

A 70 kg individual sitting at a desk for 40 minutes expends the following:

(1.3 METs x 70 kg body weight) x (40 min/60 min) = 60.7 Kcal.

1.3 is the value in METs for sitting at a desk.

(*) MET - Metabolic equivalent