Workstation Foot Rests Recommended for Varicose Vein Prevention

Updated on: August 18, 2014
There was an article online recently which talked about the importance of making workstations more ergonomic. The article was specific to call center workstations but the information can be applied to any office - or even home office. Essentially, it reported on the fact that a poorly designed workstation environment leads to a number of significant health risks. For example, prolonged sitting can lead to the development of varicose veins. The simple foot rest was recommended as a varicose vein prevention tool for the office. By resting your legs on a foot rest rather than leaving them dangling towards the floor, you decrease the risk of developing varicose veins. You can further decrease your risk by engaging in other basic varicose vein prevention techniques such as regularly getting up from the desk to walk around and stretch your legs. By engaging in these techniques, you limit the likelihood that you will develop varicose veins. However, they may still develop as you age. If that happens, you can look into options like laser light treatment or EVLT for removing the veins. But it's better to postpone those treatments if you can so rely on prevention first and treatment second. Question of the Day: What health problems have you noticed as a result of the design of your work space? photo link
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