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In the body, energy consumption is part of energy homeostasis. It derived from food energy. Energy consumption in the body is a product of the basal metabolic rate and the physical activity level. The physical activity level are defined for a non-pregnant, non-lactating adult as that person's total energy expenditure (TEE) in a 24-hour period, divided by his or her basal metabolic rate (BMR):[2]


Following table shows the energy requirement of the human body.[3]

Physical Activity Energy requirement


Sitting 25
standing 30
Writing 30
Car driving 60
Typing 75
Household work 80
Walking 130
Sexual intercourse 140
Cycling 150
Running 500
Swimming 600
Walking upstairs 800


Topics related to energy consumption in a demographic sense are:

Effects of energy consumptionEdit

Reduction of energy consumptionEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Energy consumption definition and meaning - Collins English Dictionary".
  2. ^ "Human energy requirements: Principles and Definitions". Report of a Joint FAO/WHO/UNU Expert Consultation. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2004. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  3. ^ Satyanarayana, U. (2002). Biochemistry (2nd ed.). Kolkata, India: Books and Allied. ISBN 8187134801. OCLC 71209231.

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