On your feet all day? Try these tips for standing jobs
Tradies, nurses, cashiers, retail staff…there are so many professions where you are expected to be on your feet for 8 hours a day, sometimes more.
If your job requires you to stand on your feet all day, that’s putting a lot of pressure on your feet for a prolonged period of time. It’s no wonder your feet are aching by the time you get home!
Standing on your feet all day is bad enough, but imagine doing so in incorrect footwear. This could lead to all sorts of complications with your posture, ankles, feet and even give you back pain. Excessive standing can also cause Plantar Fasciitis, a stabbing pain around your heel.
So how can you avoid these issues if you stand for long periods of time during the day? First things first – let’s talk support. Support thongs that have orthotic arch support can help relieve pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis and will deliver any pressure evenly to the feet.
Stretch your feet throughout the day to promote circulation and choosing footwear with reflexology nubs will also help keep the blood moving.
Ensure your shoes fit your feet correctly and make sure they are built to last the distance.
These tips will help keep you moving regardless of how long you’re on your feet. Better yet, they’ll help you Relax Ya Feet.