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What’s with Anti-Fatigue Mats at Standing Desks - Are They Necessary?

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We all want to know what’s up with anti-fatigue mats. Do they work? Are they necessary? What features should we be looking for when we shop for one? Well, we do get feedback from our stand up desk community, that anti-fatigue mats help so much, for many reasons.

DiploMat Anti-Fatigue Mat for Standing Desks

First, we can look at the more technical aspects of anti-fatigue mats. Thicker mats are going to benefit workers more. This is because thicker mats offer more compression and that translates to more relief on the foot, which makes sense. We like the ones that adapt to the contours of your feet, relieve joint pain, and don’t overcompress.

A few other great features to look for are a beveled-edge on the mat, to prevent tripping, and to make it easy to roll your chair across it. We also prefer thick foam and a non-slip underside or base.

And the most important feature an anti-fatigue mat offers is safety. Just by using a mat, research has shown that potential damage is prevented. When standing on a mat, the mat stimulates the foot and legs. This is important for circulation and reducing fatigue.

So, go stimulate your legs and feet, and prevent joint stress with a DiploMat Anti-Fatigue Mat, and get more energy from your standing desk lifestyle. Because standing up is really the way the human body was designed to be happy and healthy!

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Do I Need Standing Desk Pants?

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Here at Stand Steady, we all have stand up desks, with a new fashion problem. When we use them, we stand in sometimes different and creative ways. I am talking about putting one leg up, in a modified tree pose, using the existing sitting desk as a ledge. We also stand in second position, which we learned from ballet. (See photo below, where I'm at a FlexPro Precision.)
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5 Health Benefits of Standing at Work and Using an Anti-Fatigue Mat at Your Office

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What’s up with using an anti-fatigue mat at the office? It seems like we’ve seen these things in Grandma’s kitchen, or at the auto-shop, but now they’re showing up at work too. Let’s look at some health benefits of using a mat with your standing desk.
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17 Deskercises for 2017

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You've got your standing desk, so let’s use it to get fit at the office. I’m talking about deskercising. It’s not as cool as Jazzercize but it’s a lot more convenient, plus the Jazzercize moms intimidate me (I just got an invite to a class this weekend, and it said the instructors were sexy – ugh! Not going!) If you have a trashcan, a standing desk and a stapler, we’re ready.  
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An Ergonomist from D.C. Talks Standing Desks, Ergonomics and Habit Change

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Earlier this year, I got to sit down with Debra Lieberman, OTR/L, CEAS of Ergoworks Consulting, a company focused on injury prevention and providing the services of ergonomic specialists in the D.C. area. Debra started her career as an occupational therapist for adults, helping people change their environments to meet the needs of their injuries. Debra then spent time doing hand therapy at Fairfax Hospital and worked on repetitive strain injuries in outpatient clinics. Even today, she notices people are overusing their hands, especially on iPhones.
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