Using a standing desk over a conventional workstation with desk, chair and computer screen can have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of employees, but standing on hard floors can cause problems all their own. Ergonomic standing desk mats from Mats4U can help to burn more calories during the day while still being comfortable at work.

With more careers requiring employees to work for 7 hours or more at a time behind a computer or laptop, Mats4U are helping to support innovative office design by offering a range of office mats to improve employee wellbeing. Mats4U supply anti-fatigue mats to encourage more people to stand up and move around while working.

According to the NHS, sitting for long periods of time is directly linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer and even early death. Recent studies have shown that sitting for several hours a day can slow the metabolism which affects the body’s ability to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar and break down body fat.

Mats4U anti-fatigue mats offer a cushioned high-quality surface underfoot for employees who prefer to work from a standing desk rather than sit for several hours at a time. Standing for three additional hours each day over the course of a year can burn up to 30,000 extra calories, which is approximately the same amount of calories burnt running more than 9 marathons.

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