How much do anti-fatigue mats help?

DID YOU KNOW? It is estimated that 80% of adults have back pain or back fatigue. It is the most common cause of job-related disability.
Suppose you want to alleviate stress in your whole body because of standing for extended periods. In that case, an anti-fatigue mat is a must.
We spend hours in the home kitchen or at work standing, which can put a lot of stress on your feet and body, as it does for industrial workers!
Standing at work has many benefits compared to sitting; we still suggest not to stand for eight straight hours because this can and will cause pain in your knees, lower back, and even neck.
An anti-fatigue mat would help you boost the subtle motion of your muscles to maintain your blood flowing.

How does it work?

Anti-fatigue mats are made from a soft and elastic material like rubber. The idea behind the versatility of this mat is that it causes your toes and the muscles in your thighs to contract slightly to maintain your equilibrium.
The pain begins when the body can't push oxygen to your muscles, and this is the reason why anti-fatigue mats were created in the first place. They absorb the vibrations so your feet comfortable.

Who should use it?

Suppose you operate as an industrial worker, cashier, at a warehouse, or anywhere else where you have to stand for two hours or longer. In that case, you need to think about utilizing an anti-fatigue mat, especially if you suffer from lower back pain or neck pain.
When standing, all the pressure is on the lower back, and those mats help absorb the pressure and ease the stress when standing.
Here are some of the benefits of anti-fatigue floor mats:

  • Provides exceptional ergonomic and anti-fatigue support
  • Excellent for dry regions like assembly lines, inspection stations, and machining Places
  • Configures readily to operate surroundings
  • Standard lug link system enables mixing of tile kinds
  • Simple to clean and preserve

What qualities to look for in an Anti-Fatigue Mats

When buying an anti-fatigue mat, focus on these attributes:

1. Size

Whenever you're standing and functioning, you aren't stationary. Most of the time, we are moving left and right and front to back. Thus, take this into account when deciding upon the size. In case you've got the room in your workplace, it's much better to go larger than modest. Buy larger.

2. Cushion

The depth of the mat will dictate just how much weight it could support. Start looking for the weight limitation and purchase accordingly. Quality mats are thick (do not go under ¾ of an inch). The cushion must be soft enough to provide relief but not so tender it's uncomfortable once you're standing on it.

3. Surface Grip:

Ensure that the mat has sufficient traction so that it doesn't slide, and at the same time, you should be able to move it with ease if necessary. Make sure to buy the one that has sloped edges so you can avoid tripping.

4. Durability

Mats that are entirely sealed with no visible seam will guarantee nothing gets in them. It may consume water and cleaning compounds if it isn't closed hence starting the decaying process.

5. Warranty

Most of the time, companies offer ten years warranty. However, some provide a lifetime guarantee.

Conclusion

With or without an anti-fatigue mat, you should be changing your position at least every 90 min to save yourself from the pain.
 

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