Certain jobs require their employees to be on their feet for hours. This can be very hard on the body. Not only is it physically exhausting, but without proper support, it can cause soreness, muscle damage and excess pressure on joints. It may also cause varicose veins and aggravate coronary heart disease and arthritis.
Be sure that you have the best support for your feet with supportive shoes and, if necessary, orthotic insoles.
Pay attention to how you carry your body when you walk.
Don’t stay stationary; shift your weight while you stand and stretch at least every hour.
During breaks, make a point to sit and rest.
If you are standing in a specific spot for a long time, try to stand on an anti-fatigue mat or balance board.
Be kind to your feet at home. Submerge your feet in water, alternating between hot and cold. Elevate your feet above your legs to reduce swelling.