Obesity & Diabetes

How Many Calories Do You Need to Burn Daily?

Since walking with a TrekDesk treadmill desk allows employees to burn calories throughout the day we are often asked how many calories should an individual need to burn to maintain a proper weight? First, it is important that everyone consult their physician but a general guideline is as follows:

* 10 calories per pound of desirable body weight if you are sedentary or very obese
* 13 calories per pound of desirable body weight if your activity level is low, or if you are over age 55
* 15 calories per pound of desirable body weight if you regularly do moderate activity
*18 calories per pound of desirable body weight if you regularly do strenuous activity.


Keep in mind this is total calories expended in a 24 hour period, not the amount necessary to expend while walking on a TrekDesk treadmill desk.