ST. PAUL, Minn. — New research from Futuro Legwear finds that Americans are feeling the consequences of spending too much time on their feet.
The 3M brand said Wednesday that in a Wakefield Research poll of 1,000 employed U.S. adults who work on their feet for four or more hours daily, 55% reported that they have skipped exercise, socializing with friends (25%), playtime with their kids (64%) and household chores (44%) because of leg and foot discomfort stemming from their workday.
The survey also revealed that 79% of workers who stand for half the day or more say their legs or feet feel tired, achy or swollen after work. Meanwhile, 57% of respondents reported that they could get more done orwork longer hours (46%), better serve clientele (26%) and depend less on coworkers for help (23%) if they had less discomfort in their legs and feet. sixty-four percent said they would give up their morning coffee for relief, and 51% indicated that they would rather sit eight hours in a dentist chair than stand for the same amount of time at work.
“The Futuro brand conducted this research to help gain insight into what consumers who are required to stand for prolonged periods of time are enduring. Based on the results, we know that individuals want more out of their day,” stated Teresa Frey, brand manager for Futuro.
Based on the research findings, Futuro Legwear will host the “Stand Strong” sweepstakes through July 27, inviting people nationwide to visit futuro-usa.com/standstrong to share stories about how they make an impact while “standing strong” every day for a chance to win a series of prizes.
“The Futuro brand is committed to helping provide easy solutions so that individuals can gain more out of their overall day. In addition to our line of Futuro Legwear, which pairs graduated compression therapy technology with style and comfort to deliver continuous energy and support throughout the day, we are launching the Futuro Stand Strong sweepstakes, which celebrates the daily achievements of people who are on their legs and feet all day,” commented Frey.
The Futuro Stand Strong sweepstakes will offer a series of prizes. The grand prize winner will have the choice of one of the following vacations: a spa vacation (a trip for two to the Miraval Resort in Tucson, Ariz.), a Disney family vacation (a trip for four to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.) or a romantic getaway (a trip for two to The Cloister in Sea Island, Ga.). Two runner-up winners will each receive a Zappos.com gift card, and the first 1,000 individuals to submit an entry will receive a pair of Futuro Revitalizing Socks.
Futuro Legwear pairs graduated compression with comfortable support to help reduce swelling and improve circulation, while massaging tired, achy legs. Futuro Graduated Compression Legwear comes in a variety of sizes and colors for men and women and is sold in the pharmacy section of major retailers nationwide.