How Do Anti-Fatigue Mats Work?

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If you have of ever had to work for an uninterrupted length of time while on your feet, you know that it doesn’t feel good. It is exhausting and you end up sore in many areas of your body, particularly the lower back and the legs.

While standing is in itself posing no harm to any individual, it is with regular, extended work that it becomes problematic. In fact, some legitimate health problems arise from it:

 – Lower back pain

 – Soreness of the legs and feet

 – Swelling feet

 – General muscle fatigue

 – Varicose veins

 – Stiffness in the neck and shoulders

 – General fatigue

This kind of physically demanding working condition can, if left unresolved, even affect one’s posture in the long-term. Thankfully, there are ways to address the problem that prolonged standing can cause – and one of the simplest yet most effective ways is through the use of anti-fatigue mats.

What are anti-fatigue mats and how do they work?

Anti-fatigue mats are specialized cushion mats made to address the discomfort that comes with prolonged standing. You see, when someone is on their feet for extended periods, say a restaurant cook or factory worker, two things immediately happen:

 – All the body weight gets concentrated in one position, thus leaving the burden of carrying weight on a very specific muscle and bone group in your body. This is what causes fatigue.

 – The lack of movement during these perceived prolonged periods causes a decline in blood flow to the lower limbs, causing great distress to the veins. This can cause varicose veins and nerve damage.

These are exactly the situations that anti-fatigue mats address. The anti-fatigue mats are created with special materials that promote micro-movements. These micro-movements in the lower back and limbs help shift and distribute body weight equally to prevent muscle fatigue. The micro-movements also keep the blood flow towards the lower limbs constant and smooth, preventing any damage to the nerves and keeping the heart’s pace normal as it no longer has to exert more effort into pumping blood towards the legs and feet.

Who should get anti-fatigue mats?

Countless industries can benefit from anti-fatigue mats and cushion mats:

 – Restaurants

 – Hotels

 – Hospitals

 – Retail stores

 – Food processing facilities

 – Factories

 – Any industry where prolonged standing is common

Get cushion mats that work!

A word of caution: not all cushion mats on the market are created equal. For your business, get mats only from a mat rental service company that has the expertise and the experience to deliver quality without the fuss or the extraneously high costs: Golden West Betterway!

We have a selection of anti-fatigue and other cushion mats ideal for use in a range of businesses and industries. Contact us today at 800.953.9292 to order yours!

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