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The Importance of using Anti-Fatigue Mats with your Standing Desk

The Importance of using Anti-Fatigue Mats with your Standing Desk

6.3 min read

As we all know, standing while working has become a popular work approach. Many offices are adopting the use of ergonomic standing desks for their employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle, encouraging them to move as they work. Now that working from home has become the new norm for many, standing desks have also become a popular home office fixture. Equipping your workstation with a standing mat further enhances a comfortable, safe, and active work environment. In this article, we will cover the importance of having ergonomic mats for standing and take a look at the different features of our anti-fatigue mats.

 

What Is an Anti-Fatigue Mat?

 

Anti-fatigue mat

 

As the name suggests, the purpose of anti-fatigue mats is to reduce fatigue on your legs and body, which can occur when you stand for a long time on a hard surface. Standing mats are placed directly underneath your standing desk and should be readily available to move into position when you move from seated to standing. Aside from providing support to the feet and the legs, ergonomic mats can also work to protect your desk environment, curtail accidents, and offer massage features.

Learn more about our standing desks and bring more activity to your workspace!

 

Why Use an Anti-Fatigue Mat?

The anti-fatigue mat

 

The benefits of using standing desks are endless, however, many will find it difficult to stand for an extended amount of time on a hard floor or surface. It’s impossible to stand for hours without getting a negative impact on your mental and physical health in these conditions. Additionally, scientific researchers suggest that employees who work while standing use 20% more energy than their seated fellows. If you stand for only 90 minutes, you will start feeling stiffness and discomfort in the lower limbs. This occurs because of the constricted muscles, which lower the level of blood flow in your legs. Other body parts that can get affected due to prolonged standing are our:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

As we start experiencing fatigue, the feeling can eventually turn into pain and result in lower work productivity. On the other hand, good quality anti-fatigue mats to stand on for comfort will help you deal with this problem by lowering the time of static standing. When you stand on these ergonomic mats, your legs make a subtle motion. During this motion, your muscles try to balance the instability from the anti-fatigue mats. This helps you increase blood flow and circulation in your body and forces you to change your posture, which is also a great way to keep you awake and alert.

 

Below are some of the general benefits of using quality anti-fatigue mats:

  • Reduce Fatigue and Improve Health

Research shows that using comfort mats for standing can lower 50% of your fatigue. Not to mention, users will have a lower risk of developing joint pain, heart disease, varicose veins, and pregnancy problems.

 

  • Decrease Accidents

The textured surfaces of anti-fatigue mats prevent them from sliding under your feet. This is how it will never slip or trip while you are working at your standing desk.

 

  • Save Money

Yes. They can save you money. Anti-fatigue mats reduce the risk of accidents and diseases, which lower work leave, cost of treatment, and paid absence. These issues can also affect the overall performance of a company.

 

  • Enhance Productivity

A healthy body has the potential of achieving higher productivity levels. If you don’t have to take leaves or spend time at home due to injuries, you are more likely to work with greater passion and better focus. This can eventually help the growth of a company’s business.

 

Things to consider when choosing anti-fatigue mats:

 

  • Foam Matting Can Sink Easily

Some lower-quality anti-fatigue mats made from foam material can get out of shape very easily. However, this only happens when you put a heavy load on it. Suppose you put any weighted machinery on them, it can result in wear and tear.

Enhance your workspace with our range of Anti-Fatigue Mats!

Anti-Fatigue Mat for Standing Desk

 

Anti-fatigue mat for standing desk

 

Anti-fatigue mats are an accessory you'll truly appreciate you paired with your workspace and something you'll learn you can't use your standing desk without! Our standard anti-fatigue mats have been designed to reduce the strain on your legs and back when standing, allowing you to stand for longer and more comfortably. With our Anti-Fatigue Mat for Standing Desks, you can be as comfortable as possible when switching from a seated to a standing position!

Standard anti-fatigue mats

 

Our standard anti-fatigue mats are available in two sizes (20" x 30" x 0.75" or 20" x 39" x 0.75") to ensure you find the one that's a perfect size for your desk.  Its gel foam core provides the ideal amount of cushioning for your feet. Our durable design made from PVC Leather, PU Foam, and SBR Anti-Slip Backing is also backed by our 15-year warranty so you can stand with confidence and peace of mind!

Anti-Fatigue Mat with Acupressure Massage Dots

 

Anti-fatigue mat with acupressure massage dots

 

With our newest anti-fatigue mat with acupressure massage dots, users can enjoy our new design with comfortable foot massage dots and grooves as a non-slip feature to ensure maximum safety and confidence! Measuring 20.5" x 32.3" x 2.0", our anti-fatigue mat with acupressure massage dots has plenty of space for you to move about and change foot positions while working.

Anti-fatigue mats with acupressure massage

 

Our anti-fatigue mats with acupressure massage dots are made of polyurethane material to ensure users will enjoy a soft and supportive mat that is still very durable. Backed by our 15-year warranty, we guarantee high levels of durability to serve you well over the years through our floor mat for standing at work!

Discover a new level of convenience and enhance your workspace with our desk accessories!

IN SUMMARY

By reducing strain, boosting morale, and promoting productivity, anti-fatigue standing mats are an important part of every workspace for ensuring proper ergonomics. Whether you were looking for massage features or just the simple basics to reduce fatigue and discomfort, our range of anti-fatigue mats has something for everyone!

We hope you found this as informative and interesting as we did, especially if you were looking for ideas and recommendations for your next anti-fatigue mat. If you have any queries about our desks or have trouble picking out the right ergonomic mats, feel free to reach out to us! Our team of representatives is experts in what we do and will be happy to help with any questions you may have!

sales@progressivedesk.com | 1-800-828-9414

Nathan Bong

Engineer & Copywriting Specialist at Progressive Automations, Progressive Desk, and Progressive Bed
Nathan Bong, Engineer & Copywriting Specialist at Progressive Automations, Progressive Desk, and Progressive Bed, handles the creation and revision of technical content such as articles, datasheets, user manuals, technical videos, and case studies. As a graduate of BCIT, he has an academic background in electrical and computer engineering while also having hands-on experience of working with electrical equipment and tools.
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