How many calories do you burn clicking your mouse?

It doesn’t sound like the most pertinent of questions, but Japanese researchers have been working to find out how many calories we burn every time we click our computer mouse.


The surprising answer is up to 1.4 calories per click. This sounds high, but the publication what’s posted the science behind their calculations. With an average index finger weight of 11.7 grams, they calculate that takes 195 micromoles of ATP to power the click. On that basis, I may just cancel tonight’s gym session in order to go surfing the net