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A 150-pound person standing motionless for eight hours burns around 700 calories. In comparison, the same person sitting motionless for eight hours burns 544 calories. It is possible that standing burns more calories because people tend to move around while standing.


According to Total-Gains, an effective way to lose 1,000 calories in an hour is “metabolic conditioning”. It is a type of training that combines both heart and resistance training that significantly increases the metabolic rate.


A person burns roughly 50 percent more calories standing than sitting, reports KVAL.com. An average person burns 107 calories per hour sitting. Results vary by size and metabolism, but a 155-pound person burns about 50 calories more per hour when standing.


A person can burn about 300 to 400 calories in two hours doing moderate housecleaning activities, such as mopping, sweeping and vacuuming, according to WebMD. For light housecleaning, such as dusting, the calorie count is 120 to 170 calories per hour.


Walking at a pace of 3.5 miles per hour usually burns between 314 and 469 calories an hour. The exact amount depends on the weight of the person and the terrain covered.


According to SheKnows, a person at about 150 pounds will burn over 400 calories every hour swimming at a moderate pace. It is about the same amount of calories a person would burn during an hour long brisk walk.


The amount of calories burned while watching television for one hour depends on several factors including weight according to Harvard University. While a person who weighs 125 pounds can burn 23 calories an hour, someone who weighs 185 pounds burns 33 calories an hour on average while watching telev


The amount of calories burned doing cardio exercise varies depending on the type of cardio exercise, length of time, intensity and weight of a person. According to Mayo Clinic, a person weighing 160 pounds burns 365 calories in one hour doing low-impact aerobics.


A plain cup of black coffee has 2 calories and no fat. However, when ingredients such as milk, cream or sugar are added, the calorie count increases. One tablespoon of sugar adds 49 calories, while the same amount of heavy cream adds 52 calories.


Depending on weight and pace, a person burns about 640 to 1,008 calories in an 8-mile walk. According to Prevention, a 140-pound person burns about 200 calories for every 30 minutes of walking at a 4.5 mph pace.