Ergonomic office furniture, including desk chairs with an optimized design, is widely used throughout businesses to keep employees fit, comfortable and productive in the long-run. Today, the biggest trend in ergonomic office furniture seems to be standing desks. As sit-stand options gain traction throughout the corporate world, many businesses are considering anti-fatigue mats to help employees stay alert, aware and on top of tasks throughout the day. Employees who stand throughout the day, whether at a desk or in an industrial environment, use more energy than those who sit. Therefore, offering anti-fatigue mats to make standing more comfortable is key.
The benefits of anti-fatigue mats
Aside from a more comfortable place to stand, anti-fatigue floor mats for employees who spend the majority of their day standing provide the following:
- Absorb shock
- Increases productivity
- Improves posture
- Prevents joint-related issues
- Reduces slip risk
- Alleviates back pain
- Diminish headaches
Anti-fatigue mats from Eagle Mat
Individuals who spend the day standing can face joint, leg and lower back pain. In order to combat these health issues, Eagle Mat offers a variety of anti-fatigue office mats to its customers. For instance, the Marble Top Anti-Fatigue Mat feature a non-porous surface with anti-microbial properties to help lessen bacteria in the workplace. The SMART Top Anti-Fatigue Mats are the eco-friendly option with 100 percent recycled urethane composite base.
Although a sedentary lifestyle is not recommended to most healthy adults, and standing just 60 to 90 minutes per day can lead to increased energy and satisfaction, it is important to take things slow. According to Dr. Josephine Chau from the University of Sydney, workers should not transition immediately from sitting all day to standing all day. Instead, employees can build up their standing time gradually via automatic rising desks or stools, keeping the option to sit available in case of exhaustion.
To purchase anti-fatigue mats to complement your office space, contact Eagle Mat at (877) 333-1018. We offer over a dozen variations of floor mats which incorporate anti-fatigue properties, and can help you navigate which product is the right fit for your space.