Prolonged standing on hard surfaces can lead to long-term circulatory problems including varicose veins resulting in pain and suffering.
Long periods of standing cause physical fatigue including pain in feet, legs and back, neck and shoulders.
A scientific study was conducted at Loughborough University Human Sciences department in England comparing the effects on comfort and fatigue resulting from standing on floor matting on concrete floors and standing directly on the concrete floor.
Both subjective and objectivity tests were performed. the results showed significant benefit to users of anti-fatigue mats compared to standing on a concrete floor.
In addition the longer the period of standing the greater the benefit for users of mats.In addition the longer the period of standing the greater the benefit for users of mats.