Table 1 Energy expenditures (kcal/h) for study participants
Energy expenditure (kcal/h)Energy expenditure/fat-free mass (kcal/kg/h)*
Resting65 (9)1.60 (0.20)
Sitting72 (10)1.75 (0.28)
Standing82 (12)2.01 (0.37)
Walking: 1 mph198 (28)4.83 (0.68)
Walking: 2 mph254 (44)6.20 (1.02)
Walking: 3 mph307 (62)7.45 (1.18)
Walk-and-work desk191 (29)4.65 (0.68)
  • Data are expressed as mean (SD). 15 obese subjects (14 women) worked at a vertical workstation at a self-selected speed (1.1 (0.4) mph). *Body composition was measured using dual x ray absorptiometry.