Here’s my curiosity: Yesterday. I had oral surgery (wisdom teeth pulled- nothing serious) and spent the day laying down and resting. Of course, I couldn’t eat nor did I feel like it. But I got to wondering, how many calories would we use if we were bed bound or rested all day? How many calories would we need to consume to maintain our weight under those conditions, assuming there was no illness taxing us and we were in perfect health otherwise?

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    Try Healthy Body Calculator® and see for yourself. Instead of filling in your activity hours, just leave it blank. Your result will be as if you were sitting around all day. They try the calculator by adding in some activity times. You will find that your body burns more calories just keeping itself running unless you perform hard manual labor as your job.