I read some of a thread on a nearly similar topic from six years ago, but it focused more on weight gain or loss that some of us tend toward....with some explanations for gain or loss being lack of exercise, the state of our digestive systems, our inability to burn/utilize fats or carbs, or other reasons. But I'm not looking at weight loss or gain specifically. I'm just wondering if what would normally be considered extremely light activity - such as sitting upright, typing at the computer, or even heavier stuff like doing dishes - burns more calories because for many of us the effort it takes is so much more. If it's true that we do burn more, it might still be that some folks still gain weight in part because of multiple other factor options - like our digestive and detox health, etc. My weight is pretty steady, though my composition has changed a lot as I'm nearing 50 (less muscle, more fat), but again that's not the focus of my curiosity. I've been logging my nutrition on cronometer.com to see if im meeting my mineral and vitamin requirements, and incidentally noticing my calorie and activity level, and it just keeps occurring to me how much energy it takes to sit upright and i began to wonder if we burn more when we push past our fatigue telling us to lay down as it becomes increasingly strenuous. I don't know that this has ever been studied, but im just curious about any info or input on this.