What is the science behind Anti-Fatigue Mats? Imagine that your job requires you to stand on your feet for hours on end every single day, five days a week.
This kind of working condition is tough, not just on the legs but also on the motivation of employees. Unfortunately, this is everyday reality for many workers – especially for those working in the hospitality, food service, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Additionally, these physically straining jobs also have a negative effect on employee productivity Poor flooring coupled with long hours of being on one’s feet are the perfect formula for lower extremity injuries and long-term back, leg, and hip problems. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s one simple way to combat fatigue at your business and improve the conditions of the workplace: anti-fatigue mats.
Fighting Fatigue with Floor Mats
Aside from proper flooring and prescribed ergonomic footwear, one of the most important adjustments you can make for your workplace is investing in durable, high-quality anti-fatigue mats. But what exactly do they do? Anti-fatigue mats are specialized mats that help reduce the fatigue and pressure on the legs that comes with standing for hours on end. Their specialized ergonomic pattern, along with a cushioning underlay, promotes micro movements in the legs. These micro movements shift weight throughout the lower extremities and balance out the amount of ‘work’ each leg does, reducing fatigue and promoting better blood circulation in the legs, feet, hips, and lower back.
Anti-fatigue mats can be made from a variety of materials and come in various types to suit different workplaces and/or target different purposes. Anti-fatigue mats made of high density PU Foam is widely used in the global Wholesale Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mats Industry.
Is A “Not-Flat” Anti-Fatigue Mat Healthier Than A Flat One?
Anti-fatigue mats can be flat and do the job well by cushioning your feet while you stand. Some mats come with a raised ridge where you can flex your foot while you stand. Both work. It is just a matter of preference.
Post time: Sep-22-2020