Recent research shows that prolonged inactivity is bad for health and can also have a negative impact on productivity. More and more companies are therefore going over to a combination of seated and standing work by using Height adjustable desks
. In Scandinavia, more than 70% of workplaces are already equipped with height-adjustable desks.
But there's also a risk when working standing up that the body remains too static, because it's still barely moving. That's why we sell useful tools for standing work such as a balance board and a standmat, perfect complements to the height-adjustable desks. A balance board or standmat allows you to adopt a dynamic posture so that you are even more ergonomic when working while standing.
If you are constantly in motion or balancing your body while standing, the muscles in the feet and legs are in use, as are also those in the back. A variety of muscles are in use to keep the body constantly balanced. In the long term, this leads to less fatigue.
Assortment of balance boards and anti-fatigue mats
With a balance board, like the Steppie Balance Board
, you can actively work standing, so that the body is constantly kept in balance. The user must constantly use their leg muscles to remain balanced.
A Standmat in contrast, focuses on the feet. Prolonged rest on a hard surface can cause discomfort in the legs and fatigue. Using an anti-fatigue mat reduces fatigue and allows for better comfort while standing, thus benefiting productivity in the workplace. Many of these anti-fatigue mats such as the are made of a soft, supporting material, making you unwittingly keep moving and use the muscles in your foot and ankle.
Have a look at our range of anti-fatigue mats and balance boards. There are several models available that fit in virtually any environment. Whether you're in a rural building or a sleek, modern office, you'll find a suitable design to fit your requirements.