Being on the job all day is always draining to the body. It’s easy for aches and pains to creep up, and workers will try and reduce the strain to joints and muscles anyway they can. One way to do so is with anti-fatigue mats, which help reduce the pressure on the joints. This can help encourage employees to stand while on the job for longer, which may also offer benefits to the body.
According to Small Business Trends, a recent study found that those who stand at work suffered from less back pain than those who spent the majority of their days sitting. Additionally, research has pointed to standing at work could contribute to greater work productivity and a lower body mass index.
There are other benefits to standing at work, as long as you make sure to take some sitting breaks throughout the day. According to Healthline, standing while on the job can keep blood sugar levels down, as well as reduce one’s risk of heart disease. While it’s hard to spend an entire day standing, if it’s possible to get an adjustable desk that allows for both standing and sitting, it could help with overall health in the long run.
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