The Benefits of Using an Anti-Fatigue Mat

Standing while you work has been shown to benefit your health in many ways, however, prolonged standing on a flat, hard surface can have serious side effects.

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Just 90 minutes of standing on a concrete floor was found to cause “serious discomfort to the feet, legs and back” as well as “stiffness to the neck and shoulders”.1 When you stand still for a long time, your leg muscles become static and constricted, limiting blood flow to your legs and causing fatigue.2 Fatigue, in turn, leads to pain and a loss in productivity. That’s the last thing you want no matter if you’re working in the kitchen, by a standing desk in the office or on the factory floor.

Anti-fatigue mats get their name because of how they combat the effects of static standing. When you stand on an anti-fatigue mat, your leg muscles make constant imperceptible movements to counteract the instability of the cushioned mat, maintaining blood flow throughout your body.

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Though the muscle movement might be subtle, the results are not: Anti-fatigue mats have been shown to “reduce the level of fatigue and discomfort by as much as 50%”.1

That said, most experts agree it’s best to change postures regularly while working, finding a healthy balance between standing, sitting and moving around. The best Anti-Fatigue Mat accommodates various stances, movement and the switch between sitting and standing positions. The Teeter Anti-Fatigue Mat is perfectly sized (19.5″ x 15″) to pair with the Teeter Sit-Stand Desk to ease the transition between postures, with a 3/4″ foam surface that relieves pressure on the heels, back, legs, and shoulders. And with its waterproof surface and anti-slip grooves, you’ll remain comfortable and happy – even if you spill some coffee now and then.

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Sources:
New Study Confirms Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Mats
The Role of Anti-Fatigue Matting in Practical Ergonomics
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By | 2017-11-28T09:22:10+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Feel Better|