Cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten – also known as the Barefoot Contessa – spends a lot of time on her feet in the kitchen.
Like many chefs, she recently told the Chicago Tribune that she depends on Gel Pro Chef's Mats to keep her comfortable while she's working.
"They save my life," Garten told the newspaper.
Gel Pro Mats are manufactured from a shock absorbing gel, which helps displace the body's weight evenly over the entire foot. This effectively reduces the strain associated with prolonged standing in one place.
In addition to being ideal for chefs, these mats are ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time on his or her feet, and can be especially helpful for individuals who suffer from back pain, arthritis or joint pain in their ankles or knees.
Gel Pro mats are available in basketweave and wicker patterns and a variety of colors to match any décor.
In addition, they are durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean. They also feature a non-slip bottom and anti-microbial additives to prevent mold and mildew on the bottom of the mat.
While Gel Pro mats were originally intended for kitchen use, they can be used in any room of the house or in offices and workspaces.