Called an anti-fatigue mat, the Wellness Mat lives up to its name.
A friend who does lots of catering says that her feet and back used to kill her after 4 or 5 hours of standing. And she’s only 30! Now, with a Wellness mat, she’s happy (and her husband is very happy because she complains less) I was also amazed to learn that this made in the USA kitchen product actually helps with posture. A variety of medical professionals recommend the Wellness Mat to help minimize the stress we put on our bodies when standing for long periods of time.
Who invented these wonderful back savers? A family-owned company in Michigan led by a chemist/engineer-type saw an opportunity to adjust the molecular structure of a polyurethane foam. Essentially, Daniel Bouzide, identified a way to compress molecules so when you step on them, they push back against the pressure and “spring” back to their original position. Daniel first started selling these incredibly helpful mat to Homeland Security and other businesses where employees stand for long periods of time. Imagine how much happier you’d be if your legs and back didn’t kill you after 8 hours of standing. With some adjustments in color and style to look less industrial, Wellness Mat became a great addition to kitchens, garages, near the bbq grill (they do work outside too), bars, anywhere in a home where you find yourself on your feet for extended periods of time.
While the back and leg benefits are substantial, some may think the price of Wellness Mats is expensive for a kitchen accessory. Not so much when you know that they’re guaranteed to last 7 years. Just think about the numbers: how many kitchen mats do you use in a year? I trash 1 or 2 of them every year (or should) because they get dirty, quickly wear out (and look ugly). So, if I spend $20 or $30 a year on cheapo mats, in 7 years that’s $140 to $210. That’s more than the $119.95 price of a Wellness kitchen mat. And cleaning a Wellness anti-fatigue mat is easy too as they don’t stain or require lots of scrubbing to look like new.
Winner: Wellness Mats on money, on looking good, and on helping my back and legs be less sore.