The average person burns 75-100 calories resting or doing nothing. Standing or fidgeting doesn’t count as it burns more calories per hour. In round figures a person doing nothing will burn approximately one calorie per hour per kilogram of bodyweight (a half calorie per pound). If properly sleeping (as opposed to short naps), they will burn fewer calories per hour.
On an average day Men age 17-25 should burn around 570 calories in a 8 hour period and Men 25-35 a theoretical 540 calories over 8 hours. Women in the 17-21 age range, on average burn 540 calories with Women 25-35 burning 510.
Over 35s Men over 35 should burn around 510 calories in a 8 hour period and Women over 35 around 490 over 8 hours.
Over 60s Men over 60 should burn 480 calories in 8 hours with Women over 60 burning 460.
What is Average? Everyone is different. More accuracy can be found by referring to your weight below. Calorie burn generally declines as we get older but not always. People who stay active will often keep the higher burn rate as they age.
Calories Burned based on Time and Weight.