Improve performance with anti-fatigue mats
April 23, 2016
Next time you’re waiting for a bus, watching the footy, or just bored out of your mind, try standing in place. Thirty minutes, fifteen minutes — just stand there without moving. It’s a lot harder than you probably think, and it’ll take a serious toll on your feet, ankles, and legs. This is the reality that millions of people face every day in the workplace. Their jobs require them to stand in one place (on an assembly line, in front of a sink, etc.) with little opportunity for movement.
Anti-fatigue mats are designed to alleviate some of the stresses prolonged standing can put on the body. Thick, ergonomic, and cushioned, they require the user to make frequent “subconscious balance checks and micro movements,” which stimulate blood flow and lessen fatigue. These same movements also mitigate back pain and stress on the lower extremities. It’s the same principle used in cushioned foot insoles like Scholl.
It’s no secret that more comfortable workers means more productive workers. Anti-fatigue mats have been shown to decrease the frequency of workplace injuries and accidents and increase overall worker focus. A 2010 study by Dr. Redha Taiar shows that by allowing employees to distribute their weight evenly between both feet, their posture improved and concentration increased dramatically.
Overall, no matter what type of business you run, anti-fatigue mats are a quick and inexpensive way to decrease workplace injuries, increase employee satisfaction, and promote your bottom line.
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