Monday, June 15, 2009

Anti-Fatigue Mats Equal Comfort And Well-Being

By Bart Icles

Fatigue is the number one problem of a lot of people, especially those who are working standing long hours. From an industrial setting to a much more urban boutique setting, people who work while standing up needs to be able to reduce the fatigue that they are being subjected to, otherwise, it can led to more serious ailments like back pains, vertigo, even heart diseases.

When anti-fatigue mats were invented, they made workers' lives a whole lot more pleasurable at work. This is because they not only make the ground softer, they also significantly reduce the fatigue being experienced by them. When their fatigue is reduced, they become less stressed out and more comfortable. Being comfortable contributes to their overall well-being. Overall effect is more production. As the saying goes, a happy worker is a productive worker.

There are different types of anti-fatigue mats out in the market today. Some are made with solid nitrile rubber surfaces, making them resistant to water and even chemicals. Some of them are textured especially to become slip-resistant. These types of anti-fatigue mats are most useful and most effective when used in factories and other industrial settings wherein the work environment is almost always slippery and wet. These types of anti-fatigue mats are very easy to clean and are made with non-porous surfaces.

Some anti-fatigue mats are used most effectively in offices, especially modern offices that uses quite a lot of computers and other types of high tech gadgets. This is because these anti-fatigue mats are designed to be anti-static or anti-conductive as well. This feature makes them very safe to use in places where a lot of electrical activities is going on. Not only are they well-cushioned, they also make sure that no one will be in the danger of being electrocuted.

Some anti fatigue mats are designed in such a way that a worker would feel that he or she is standing on bubbles. This type usually is very flexible and cushiony and is able to conform to your footwork without being misshaped since they are designed for maximum comfort and resilience at the same time.

Some workers do not work indoors, though, and the most suitable type of anti-fatigue mat for them is designed from recycled rubber car tires. This makes them very durable and can withstand inclement weather.

Whichever type of anti-fatigue mat you will be purchasing, they are all designed for one thing, that is, to make everyone who steps on it be more comfortable.

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