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Anti-fatigue mats help minimize fatigue and lethargy due to standing all day. These amazing mats can be made from a variety of available materials such as rubber, carpeting materials, vinyl, and wood.
The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety or CCOHS provided two alternatives to relieve feet discomfort when standing for long hours. The first alternative is using a footwear with two specific designs, the soles have thick insulations and the insoles are shock absorbent. The second alternative which is commonly used in offices is the use of anti-fatigue mats. These mats have cushions and help lessen the ill effects of too much standing such as back pain and varicose veins. Using an anti-fatigue mat plus the use of a standing desk will make your job safer. It will also improve your working condition and your productivity which can make you an asset to the company.
Research shows that compared to sedentary desk jobs, those who work in a standing position have more working benefits. Especially when you use a standing desk while standing on an anti-fatigue mat. This includes weight loss due to the use of more muscles and the burning more calories. It also reliefs is users from neck and shoulder strain, improve their memory and concentration. However, prolonged standing can be detrimental to your health. You are vulnerable to swollen legs, varicose veins, and leg cramps (poor blood circulations).
Standing for long periods of time is particularly stressful and tiring regardless of the quality of shoes or the quality of the floor. That is why the use of a standing desk can bring the best of both worlds and leave aside its negative effects. Standing desks' users are energetic individuals who took a stand to work healthier and smarter. Most people who are required to stand all day for work wish they could sit down. Isn't it ironic that now those of us who sit all day now want to stand? It's all about balance, and purposeful standing.
Active workers agree that using an anti-fatigue mat can reduce the risk of injury, improve your blood circulation, and assist you in moving around more during the day. This is the reason why most restaurant kitchens, factories whose factory workers are standing for hours at a time, prefer to use an anti-fatigue mat together with the use of a standing desk (when applicable). Agencies such as OSHA and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety equivalent recommend using anti-fatigue mats, together with standing desks as part of sit to stand workstation. That along with the use of proper footwear will reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.
If you use a standing desk or standing desk converter, it is recommended to use an anti-fatigue mat. This will provide support for your feet and relieve pressure on your heels, back, legs, and shoulders. When the introduction of standing desk became the newest answer to the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle, ergonomists also suggested the use of anti-fatigue mats.
The AnthroDesk Standing Desk Anti-fatigue Comfort Floor Mat has some elasticity (for pressure - when used) and it does not have those low squelching sound when used. Its core is soft and fortified. The edges are rounded to avoid tripping and easier cleaning. The surface is a patchwork design and is about half an inch padding. The underside is light brown and the material is skid resistant and stays in place. The AnthroDesk Anti-fatigue Comfort Floor Mat is your perfect companion while using your standing desk. It could be used for hours or occasionally while breaking free from sitting all day.