Stand in a Different Spot
If your workplace floor is concrete, granite, or ceramic tiles, odds are your feet and back would hurt so bad. If you can, take a break by standing in a position that has more cushioning and shock absorbency to take some weight off your feet and back. Wood, grass, or rubber are great examples.
Get the Right Shoes
Purchase a pair that looks and does your feet good instead of buying a pair of shoes because they look fine. You can prevent blisters, bruises, and cramps by choosing a high-quality, comfortable, and right-size pair of shoes.
Wear the Right Socks
Although the right shoes can improve comfort, socks can also. Standing on your feet for too long will cause poor blood circulation. You should wear compression socks that encourage blood flow and minimize swelling to help ease this problem.
The same goes for stockings, which will reduce the risk of getting thrombosis in your thighs, a condition that is prevalent for those who have been standing for long periods.
Fix Your Posture
We slouch our necks, backs, and shoulders by standing up for long stretches, which sadly adds to the discomfort by the end of the day. It's essential to be aware of your posture to prevent muscle aches.
Practicing proper posture puts less weight on your back, decreases stress on your spine, relieves headaches, and gives you more balance, according to Healthline.
Take a Break
You must take a rest, no matter how crazy your day is. Taking a rest will ease pressure on the feet, whether for 15 minutes or an hour. During lunch, sit and, if possible, hold your legs up (for example, rest them on a stall) to soothe your lower body. Be sure that it's a nutritious meal, as it will help maintain your energy level. If possible, take off your shoes to cool your feet.
Whether you intend to stay in your standing job for a long time or even for just a few hours per day, it’s important to take immediate action to take care of your body and health now. The body gives you the ability to do so much. So, return the favor by giving your body the tender love and care it deserves.
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