I was just wondering... how many calories does a person burn in a day if they do nothing.

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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 22:55
So, I plugged my question into a seach engine and found this... then I thought I would post it cuz... maybe someone else would like to know the minimum calories the average person burns without the big work out.

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Seventy calories are required per hour for breathing and basic bodily functions. That is, 70 calories not doing anything.


1680 calories are required per day for breathing and basic bodily functions. That is, 1680 calories not doing anything.
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Posted: 06 Apr 2010, 23:27
That's awesome! So I can just subtract 1680 calories from my net calorie intake!

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Posted: 07 Apr 2010, 01:21
It depends on your BMR too. Athletes burn more calories when they are at rest because their metabolisms are typically higher and they have more muscle. And then there's those naturally thin people that can eat however much they want, not exercise at all, and not gain a pound. Obviously, they are using naturally burning more calories.
Just a thought. Factoring in the number of calories you burn by doing nothing probably isn't going to help you get healthier.
Best of luck! :]

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Posted: 07 Apr 2010, 03:06
Despite being the "best answer" on that thread, that number is going to be incorrect for most people. As alittlehope mentioned, BMR is the best "estimate" of how many calories you burn per day. This calculator seems to be the nicest I could find with a bit of Googling.

Fatsecret will already do this (or something similar) for you. If you input your exercise as 16 hours of resting and 8 hours of sleep, it will calculate how many calories you burned just sitting around.

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