How an Optimal Ergonomic Gaming Setup Creates a Series of Wins

April 19, 2021

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Being an avid gamer myself, I have found the importance of ergonomic chairs and the more recent adjustable desks the hard way. The pain on the back, numbness from constricted blood flow to the legs and so many others have more than told my body what it needs.  The rise of popularity in gaming not just to the younger generation but also the ones before them could be attributed to the e-sports industry. A lot of gamers have gone beyond the expected satisfaction coming from continuous streaks of win to wanting to become the world’s best. Now here comes the part where we strategize for the long hours needed to be spent to battle to achieve this goal. The body must be receiving the least amount of stress along with correct posture . That way, effort would be focused and maximized on the tasks at hand. 

Ergonomics is an applied science where the design of fixtures and furniture and it's arrangement is studied so that its utility could be safe and promote efficiency to its users. According to a study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the amount and degree of focus needed in gaming could distract a person from feeling discomfort and pain especially in younger people. Hence, ergonomics is an important key to prevent any musculoskeletal problems that may arise from prolonged gaming. It could also prevent a lot of postural problems that can be associated with this. 

So how do we go about this? How will I know which gaming chair, ergonomic chair, gaming table or electric standing desk would I need? What is the preferable size or ratio to my height for optimum comfort while gaming? The recommended height of the monitor to the eyes is slightly a fourth of the height of the monitor. Why is this so? This is recommended to ensure that the eyes can scan the entirety of the monitor with very minimal stress to the neck. Think, if the monitor is slightly higher then the neck will be tilted higher. On the other hand, if it's lower than not only the neck will be tilted downwards for an extended period of time along with the stress coming from the weight of the head itself. This is where the adjustability of desks can be found quite handy. Since everyone is of varying height, an adjustable desk would be easy to use in conforming to each and everyone's  preference and comfort.

Next is the knee to table ratio. It is recommended that one's knees are at a 90 degree angle parallel to the gaming desk. It must never be above the line of your hips. This is to ensure comfort and lessen the constriction of blood flow to your veins. Investing in a good gaming chair that will support your spine and encourage good posture will be a great addition to your ultimate gaming setup. You will find one of the best in www.flexispot.com. Not only is it ergonomic, but it also has an ultra wide design that could cater to all height and sizes. You would not need an extra memory foam to support your buttocks and spine and it has an adjustable backrest feature. That way you can adjust it from 90 degrees for your intense gaming mode to 135 degrees for your rest mode while the game is loading. Speaking of rest mode, it also features an extendable footrest for when you need to kick your feet up. It also has an adjustable arm rest for maximum comfort. Gaming at night or with somebody sensitive to noise? That would be a non-issue as all the pulley that supports your weight and movement is guaranteed zero noise. The product is very stable and durable. 

As for gaming desks, there’s several to choose from that would cater to one's specific needs. There are wide gaming desks that could support double or even multiple monitor systems. Sturdy enough for intense computing systems. Apart from that, as with the gaming desks it is guaranteed zero noise and electric. So what does an electric height adjustable gaming desk entail? There are electric buttons that you can use to adjust and let your gaming desk conform to your individual height and personal comfort in computing. Sounds too good to be true? Yes, and it gets better. There is one bigger than that that comes with a mouse pad. The height can be adjustable to 28”, 30” and 32” that is very easy to do- at most you can spend 10-20 minutes assembling your desk. It also comes with its own cup holder to prevent any liquid accident that may arise when you need that extra caffeine kick or need to hydrate while in front of your computer. Slots are available to also manage the cables and keep it clutter and tangle free as much as possible. To add to these benefits, they are also waterproof. All the products have been tested by the Underwriters Laboratories for product safety and certified. 

In as much as winning and strategizing for the most points or wins in games, the real win is keeping one's body healthy and in the best shape to face any challenge head on. While one is more important than the other, you can still find the balance between the two by choosing the most efficient way of being, by moderation and having the products that will help you achieve both. Fortunately, there is an array of furniture available for everyone to choose from to be able to do these. Gaming is not as tangible and rewarding as living one's life fully. But life is not as worthwhile without the fun and challenges that can easily be found in gaming. If both are combined with the other, it creates a well rounded and versatile way of living. Whatever it is you would like to achieve, FlexiSpot has something to support you in terms of efficiency, convenience, comfort and maintenance of health and posture.




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