How many calories you burn with click of a mouse?

For a 143 lbs (65 kgs) weighing male it takes 15 minutes of automobile repair to burn 33 calories.  It is a concern to me how many calories I burn sitting in a desk 8 hours working on a computer.

It’s a fact that, Japanese male burn 2000 calories in a day while female burn 1700 calories. Numbers varies with your weight though,

So, how much a click of mouse is worth? How many calories a 100 click of a mouse burns? or maybe playing zergrush game burns? Now it all matters because the research reveals exactly how many calories you burn by clicking a mouse!


PHP Science World Shinsho published “convert anything to calories” found that a mouse click burns 1.4 calories. This calculation is based on the index finger, as not the whole body is involved in clicking a mouse. The figure 1.4 calories is arrived by taking the index finger volume of 10.8 cubic centimeters, weighing 11.7 grams taking 195 micromoles of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) to move the index finger muscles to click a mouse once.

“On average, 16.7 micromoles of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) are consumed in moving one gram of muscle for one second. So, the total amount of ATP burned to move 11.7 grams of muscle in the index finger is approximately 195 micromoles (11.7g×16.7μ mol/g). There are 7.3 calories in one mole of ATP energy, so the number of calories burned in clicking the mouse equals about 1.42 {(7.3/1000) X 195)}.”

So an index finger of 11 cubic centimeters weighing 12 grams clicking 150 times playing a Zergrush game on google burns about -> (12g x 16,7μ mol/g)x (7.3/1000) is  219.438 calories!

[via NDTV Gadgets]

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