Anti-Fatigue

The Secret to Enjoying Lifelong Running

May 18, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

By lifelong novice runner Bryce Betteridge, SmartCells CEO What have I learned as a novice runner all my life? Let me begin by telling you that no, I am not a ‘serious’ runner-marathoner type— I just run to feel good. Now that I am 63, I have had to deal with a few more twists along the way compared to when I was 33. The first thing I encountered was knee pain in my early 40’s and my doctor said, ‘you are over 40, you should not be running every day, your joints need more time to recover between your… Continue Reading →

How to Get Started Running for People Who “Can’t”

May 3, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

“No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everyone on the couch.” I saw this quote on a Pinterest graphic and I was instantly amused and drawn in. You see, I am not a very consistent runner, but I would like to be. It can be intimidating to start any new exercise routine, especially at the age of 40! What I have found is that the biggest thing you need to run is the desire to do it, and a commitment to leave your fears at home. I believe the biggest thing that held me back for so… Continue Reading →

Put Your Best Foot Forward: An 8-part series on Feeling Your Best While Running.

May 2, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Maybe you have been running your whole life and you love it. Then again, maybe you are one of those people who only runs if something is chasing them. Chances are, even if you love to run you have probably experienced a wide range of challenges related to your running routine from time to time. Whether you are aiming to get off the couch and run around the block, run your first 5k, or are training for the Boston Marathon, we have some practical, honest, and motivational tips that we have compiled from our team of experts here at SmartCells… Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Training Like a Professional Athlete

April 13, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Are you ready to kick your workout routine into high gear? With spring upon us and the swimsuit season approaching we thought it would be fun to share some tips to help you improve your athletic performance, no matter what your favorite sport or activity is. Stretch it Out & Activate those Muscles. Having overly tight muscles and knots can hinder your ability to move properly. Be sure to stretch out your target muscle groups to avoid hindering your movement when you are actively engaging in your activity. Tissue release with a roller or ball can also prove to be… Continue Reading →

SmartCells Staff Members Share Their Favorite Ways to Reduce Stress for National Stress Awareness Month

April 6, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Although several studies cite the holiday season as being one of the most stressful parts of the year, most would argue that tax season is a close second. Therefore, it is no coincidence that April is nationally recognized as Stress Awareness Month. Recent studies have found that an average of 75 percent of Americans regularly experience symptoms of stress (73% psychological symptoms and 77% physical symptoms). In addition, in the past five years 48 percent of Americans have reported feeling an increase in stress. Among the top causes of stress for Americans are: work, money and health. In fact, stress… Continue Reading →

Cooking in Comfort: Using SmartCells in the Kitchen

April 5, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Despite its convenience and the variety of options, a recent survey found that most people would rather cook their meals at home instead of eating at a restaurant. The survey conducted by ReportLinker found that 98% of Americans prefer to cook at home. Even though it may be healthier and more cost-efficient, cooking your own meals does have a few downsides including spending extended periods of time on your feet in the kitchen and doing the dishes. Although we can’t do the dishes for you, SmartCells advanced cushioning technology can keep you comfortable while you cook and clean. If you… Continue Reading →

Do You Know How Much Your Pain is Costing You?

April 4, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog

Whether you work in an office, retail or warehouse environment, chances are you have experienced musculoskeletal pain on the job. In retail and warehouse settings, workers generally experience pain and loss of productivity due to pain associated with prolonged standing. In the office, workers often experience musculoskeletal pain due to prolonged sitting. To combat this, a new trend in offices is to utilize a standing desk. However, while standing desks relieve pain from sitting, users now experience discomfort from standing for prolonged periods of time. Furthermore, the loss of productivity and financial burdens brought on by musculoskeletal pain can be… Continue Reading →

The Pharmacists Secret to Feeling Good All Day Long

Anti-Fatigue Blog

Increase productivity and avoid painful, fatigue-related distractions with SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue Pharmacy floor mats, runners, flooring and insoles. Our flooring solutions are ideal for standing pharmacists and come in sterile and non-sterile options for various work environments and settings. SmartCells dynamically respond to body movements which help to reduce fatigue and aches caused by prolonged hours of standing. Manufactured from durable rubber, SmartCells® mats, flooring and insoles consist of a matrix of hollow cylinders that function like springs when compressed, offer secure, stable footing and a unique energizing responsiveness not found in other anti-fatigue products. Learn more about pharmacist products today at: http://www.smartcellsusa.com/anti-fatigue-mat/pharmacyfloormats/

SmartCells: The Smart Cushioning Technology

March 28, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

What are SmartCells? SmartCells are innovative ergonomically engineered rubber cells that provide a supportive and stable surface.  SmartCells are optimized to absorb and cushion impact forces, while returning energy when weight is shifted as you stand or move on the surface. Manufactured from durable rubber, SmartCells® Anti-Fatigue mats, flooring, and insoles consist of a matrix of hollow cylinders that function like springs when compressed and offer secure, stable footing and a unique energizing responsiveness not found in other anti-fatigue products. Learn more about SmartCells and how they work here: http://www.smartcellsusa.com/anti-fatigue-mat/ .  

SmartCells: Proudly Made in the USA

March 14, 2017 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

Did you know that SmartCells products are made right here in the USA? SATECH, Inc. is headquartered in Washington state, and our story begins in the late 1980s with the inception of SmartCells Cushioning Technology. Since then, we have played a key role in helping establish standards for injury prevention, fall protection and employee productivity and comfort. However, our story doesn’t end in the workplace. We took what we learned in the industrial setting and have continued to creatively innovate new products that bring the same level of comfort and protection to the everyday user. Learn more about the key… Continue Reading →

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