Be mindful of your physical well-being while at work

Anti-fatigue mats can help reduce stress to joints.

Anti-fatigue mats can help reduce stress to joints.

When you’re at work, it can be common to all of a sudden succumb to aches and pains that linger even after you’re off the job. Particularly if you work in a physical capacity, being on your feet all day can take its toll. While anti-fatigue mats can help provide relief thanks to their soft rubber support, it’s important for employees to be checked into their own wellness.

The Huffington Post reports employees should be aware of the signs of physical burnout so they know how to combat it. The source suggests thinking about all the processes you have to go through in a day and try to optimize them as much as possible – such as using a piece of material handling equipment to take more inventory at a time, rather than doing separate trips. The source also suggests taking the time to go for a walk. Even if you’re on your feet all day, using different muscles and shifting your weight can help.

If you are experiencing pain due to long hours, Prevention suggests taking slow, deep breaths, similar to what you would do in a yoga class. The news provider reports that people who slowed their breathing rate by half experienced less discomfort.

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