Benefits of using Anti-Fatigue Matting
Posted by Douglas Stampfli on
Anti-Fatigue Mats are essential in many workplaces for comfort, safety, and productivity. Anti-Fatigue Mats work by improving circulation around the body. By creating constant micro-movements in the leg muscles, the soft surface of the mat is not only comfortable but also has a slight instability which encourages your leg muscles to stay active. Frequently making natural changes to your position, will reduce the tension in your knees and back and foster good blood flow in the legs.
Whilst using an Anti-Fatigue mat you will be less likely to suffer from blood circulatory problems. In a study at the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan, ergonomist Mark Redfern concluded that different standing surfaces could dramatically affect physical fatigue. Workers who stood on anti-fatigue mats were able to reduce the level of fatigue and discomfort by as much as 50%!
How long do they last you ask?... The lifespan of an Anti-Fatigue mat is dependant on many factors: Is the mat being used in a dry or wet area? Are oils or chemicals spilt onto its surface? How frequently is it used? With all these elements, it is very difficult to offer any general guidance regarding how long a mat may last. Still, if you speak to a specialist like Mul-T-Mat, we will be able to recommend the correct type of mat that is more suitable for you based on your circumstance.