Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

calories burned while idle

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Less calories: The important thing about the atkins diet is that you eat very little carbohydrate. As a result you eat more fat. For most people, fat is more satis ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: All excess calories can be turned into fat by the body.
A member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: It depends on how intensely a person exercises and how long the exercise session lasts. Exercising vigorously, with heart rate at 80% of maximum, will ... Read More
1
1 comment
70
70 thanks
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: fevers and the body's response to fighting off infections cause increase in burning calories, but most people are also less active.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
About 30: The calories you burned would depend on your weight. As an estimate, though, I'll use the results of a study that found climbing one stair to be assoc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Varies: The amount of calories you burn per hour will vary depending on how intense your dancing is. 300-400 calories per hour if you are aggressive.
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Calorie burning: You burn calories just sitting because of all the activities that go on in your body. Of course, you burn more with robust activity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
231: For a 150 pound person. The weight of the person affects that answer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
300 - 500/hr: During a one hour hula hoop class a person can reportedly burn between 300 to 500 calories.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: All exercize but cardio is good work!
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Burn baby burn...: All activity your body performs burns calories. Even thinking about burning calories, burns calories. It's just that some activities burn more than ot ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Yes: Yes the calories burned through exercise are permanently lost as heat. Have fun and get moving!
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is all about the balance of calories burned vs calories consumed.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evelyn Anderson
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on how much energy you use to do it, you can spend a good deal running in place.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends: Leaner people burn more calories than heavier people who become as lean. It's all relative.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I think not: Sorry. Not unless you had restless leg syndrome and were moving those feet all around.
1
1 comment
A 120-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calories: Your body is burning calories all day - even when you are asleep. You may not be aware of the total calories you are burning.
1
1 comment
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
A fair number: The more you weigh, the more calories you will burn. If a 100-lb. Woman uses the stair climber for 30 minutes, she will burn about 159 calories. If a ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Calories burned varies with the intensity and duration of the exercise. Doing jumping jacks might be hard to sustain for a pronged period, although th ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: You need to shift you balance towards a net loss of calories per day. There are 3500cal in a lb of fat so by burning 500 extra calories per day can r ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: on things like your gender, size, muscle mass and activity level.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naveed Naeem
13 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Heart rate: i would use a heart rate monitor during the exercise class. they are designed to consider your weight and heart rate activity to give you calories bur ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Metabolic rate: If u maintain a certain caloric intake and activity regimen weight remains constant then your body is in equilibrium. Keep a food diary you should ea ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: People will try to sell all sorts of stuff by claiming it BURNS FAT. Of course, the stuff doesn't work. Avoid putting those gimmicky products into you ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month