The Benefits of Using an Anti-Fatigue Mat

By sood, May 20, 2017

It’s great to stand while you work, especially if you want to add physical activity into your day. But even if you’re used to standing for hours, your feet, legs, and lower back may get tired. You can help combat this fatigue with an anti-fatigue standing desk floor mat.

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Not only does ergonomics cover items that improve working conditions, it also includes how the products you use in your daily life are designed. Ergonomics can refer not only to the way objects are designed, but also the way they are arranged for optimum use.

As standing desks become more popular in the workplace, ergonomics have moved to the front of many business owners’ minds; after all, one aim of ergonomics is to help reduce accidents and injuries. That’s why you see construction and factory workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like hard hats, safety glasses, and back belts. Ergonomic tools for these workers are designed to reduce or prevent repetitive stress injuries, awkward gripping positions, excessive bending or stooping, exposure to excessive vibration, and more.

Until recent years, ergonomics for office workers had not been highly prioritized. Today, studies that point to the need to add physical activity into the workday are widespread. One way to increase physical movement during the workday is to use a standing desk, but those who stand while working may experience soreness, tiredness, and stress in the feet, legs, and lower back after several hours of standing. An anti-fatigue standing desk floor mat can help combat this fatigue.

What is an Anti-Fatigue Mat?

Many experts recommend the use of anti-fatigue mats, including the National Safety Council, along with a variety of safety engineers, ergonomists, risk managers, occupational nurses, industrial hygienists, and loss control agents. The right anti-fatigue mat can help ease discomfort, promote a healthier workplace, and can help everyone feel more energetic at work.

The Active Standing Desk Mat has a contoured surface that has been specifically engineered to encourage movement and stretching while standing. The benefits of using an anti-fatigue mat like Uncaged Ergonomics’ Active Standing Desk Mat include:

Promoting More Movement Than Just Standing

The surface of the Active Standing Desk Mat isn’t flat—and that’s by design. The sloped surface and massage ball encourage you to change positions often, while enabling you to stretch your calves and massage your feet. The uneven terrain of the mat drives frequent movement, keeping the blood pumping throughout your legs.

Preventing Fatigue With a Cushioned Surface

The Active Standing Desk Mat is manufactured with premium, high-density molded foam that’s much thicker than most of the cheap mats being sold today. This Topo standing mat alternative provides excellent cushioning that you can feel—from the very first moment you step on it.

Reducing the impact on Your Joints While You Stand

The highly cushioned surface and sloped sidewalls of this standing desk floor mat let you stretch your calves, elevate one or both feet, and comfortably stand with a wider stance. When you stand in the same position for too long, your joints can feel temporarily stuck. Over time, this can lead to tendon and ligament damage, and can cause soft tissue injuries.

Relocating Easily, Even Hands Free

On most flooring surfaces, the Active Standing Desk Mat should easily slide out of the way. A gentle push on the massage ball with one foot should enable you to position the mat where you need it to be. The Active Standing Desk Mat weighs only eight pounds, so you won’t strain your muscles trying to pick it up or slide it around.

Recommended Resources

Learn more about the Active Standing Desk Mat on the Uncaged Ergonomics website.

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