I can't feel my toes...
September 23, 2008 3:42 PM Subscribe
Do you stand for long periods at your job? If so, how do you handle it?
posted by Solomon to health & fitness (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My new job entails a lot of standing up, for periods of over 1 hour at a time. My upper body is getting plenty of exercise and movement, but my legs are pretty stationary.
I'm looking for things I can do or wear or use to a] help prevent varicose veins (which run in the family), b] keep my feet from aching and c] generally help me be more comfortable standing for such long periods.
Sitting down is an option, but not really a practical one, as I have to turn around, walk two steps, turn around and walk back again every 5 minutes or so. Getting in an out of a chair that much would only irritate me.
Any general ideas how how best to handle this situation welcome.