As the name suggests, anti-fatigue mats are designed to essentially provide comfort for those who spend most of their time standing on hard surfaces such as concrete floors. The real question is: do they work and truly make a difference? Research shows that there are many benefits to anti-fatigue mats.
Why We Need Anti-Fatigue Mats
When standing for too long, the body’s muscles become tense in order to keep you balanced. According to a Harvard Health Letter, standing for long periods at a time will reduce your blood flow which in return causes joint and muscle aches. Anti-fatigue mats promote blood flow instead! Additionally, anti-fatigue mats encourage muscles to keep moving in a subtle, comforting way.
Benefits and Research of Anti-Fatigue Mats
A research study has been conducted by two professors at Loughborough University, involving around 14 participants, half the group standing on a concrete floor for 90 minutes a week versus the other half standing but with anti-fatigue mats. The results verified that standing for so long on a concrete floor was extremely damaging to the legs, feet, back, stiffness in shoulders and neck as well. The study published in EHS Today also concluded that the use of anti-fatigue mats – mats designed to reduce stresses on the feet and leg when standing for long periods – can help prevent many of these health concerns. “In fact, the researchers reported ‘statistically significant benefits’ were noted when subjects stood on anti-fatigue mats,” adds Boston.”
Types of Anti-Fatigue Mats
Custom-Mats provides anti-fatigue mats that are designed to ease the tension! Our Plain Pebble Tech Anti-Fatigue mat includes:
- Vinyl cover for durability
- Interior vinyl foam structure
- Black or gray for color options
- Custom sizes available
There are many options and sizes available when it comes to anti-fatigue mats. If you still need help finding the right anti-fatigue mat, simply contact us or give us a call at 800-330-1343. We’d be more than happy to have our product specialists help you!