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Game Smarter, Game Better
Jul 20, 2021
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In practically every aspect imaginable, the gaming industry is massive. Millions of individuals play games regularly on at least one platform, and the industry as a whole is worth billions of dollars. 

As a result, many hours are spent seated in front of a computer screen. That is why it is critical to consider the right integration of ergonomic gaming equipment to avoid jeopardizing the gaming experience.

The facet of gaming equipment that we will be focusing on today is making sure you have the correct setup. 

We currently spend more time sitting than at any other period in history, and the negative health consequences are serious: weight gain, weakening of muscles, bones, and the immune system, and poor circulation, to mention a few.

It takes a lot of stamina to play video games. While you may not be participating in a physical sport, you are still exercising sections of your body that might be severely harmed if not properly supported. 

Whether you are playing video games for half an hour or several hours at a time, you should be aware of what we have in store for you today so that we can put you on the correct path for setting up your workstation and/or couch in a healthier atmosphere to reduce strain.

Things to Consider in Setting Up Your Gaming Area

Desk

With all things gaming, for sure gamers have the most high-end, fast-working PC setups. However, they hardly pay attention to their gaming desks. 

How can you even place your high-quality monitor and RGB-colored keyboard if you do not have a sturdy and versatile gaming desk?

The desk you utilize is our first port of call. You will need a height-adjustable sit-to-stand desk that allows you to convert between the two positions as quickly as possible. 

You should seek out a desk with a motorized frame, as these are easier to move than hand-crank or pneumatic alternatives. 

FlexiSpot creates desks with a rapid and quiet dual-motor frame that allows you to quickly adjust to your favorite sitting or standing position.

Strength and stability are two additional crucial traits to look for in a height-adjustable gaming desk. Because many gaming setups include numerous monitors and powerful hardware, it is vital to choose a workstation that can accommodate all of your gear while also allowing you to raise and lower it comfortably. 

When it comes to stability, it should go without saying that you want a desk that does not wobble or have a lot of giving in it - after all, you are putting your hardware on it.

Consider the aesthetics of the desk if you want it to have a powerful appearance. Some desks are designed specifically for gaming, while others are more versatile. If yours is used for both work and play, opting for a basic color top is a wonderful way to add adaptability. 

For example, black can appear sleek and sophisticated and go with all of the fun and vibrant gaming colors, but it can also look professional and fit with a variety of other homey color schemes. To see the difference, try out the Adjustable Standing Desk Pro Series.

Getting the perfect gaming desk is a good start, but we all know that you will not be standing the entire time, so you will also need a decent ergonomic chair to round out the set.

Gaming Chairs

Gaming chairs, which are modeled like racing car seats, have become increasingly popular. It screams out you are a serious gamer to anyone who happens to spot it on a video conference, with styles and colors to fit your gaming setup.

FlexiSpot's Ergonomic Gaming Chair 3571 has superior materials. This staple bonded leather gaming chair, black and gray tone, offers a sleek touch to your workstation. Wear-resistant, easy-to-clean, breathable, and skin-friendly PU leather material cover.

This gaming chair has a variety of modifications that allow you to personalize your experience. You may modify the arrangement with adjustable seat height, tilt tension, and tilt rock, resulting in a unique configuration that works best for you. With a five-star base and rolling wheels, this gaming chair is easy to move about your office.

Most importantly, it provides you with the greatest and most comfortable experience possible, which will be reflected in your gaming performance. Its smooth padded armrest ensures your comfort throughout the day, allowing you to focus on your job.

Keyboard

First and foremost, get a large anti-chafing desk mat. Many solutions with colorful prints and RGB lighting are available for mounting your mechanical keyboard. 

You can either buy an off-the-shelf mechanical keyboard or build your own —from mechanical switches to keycaps to the body in 60 percent of cases to Numpad-less 100 percent of cases.

Gaming Mouse

This comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and there are far too many to list. Make sure you know the grip you want when choosing one. 

Choosing the incorrect grip can lead to discomfort and, in rare cases, more serious problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Lighting

Your gaming experience will be enhanced by a decent lighting arrangement. Your setup will look fantastic with the smart bulbs and LEDs available. A good RGB lighting system has other advantages. Backlighting decreases eye strain, which is especially important if you like to play in the dark to avoid glare.

Proper Cooling and Ventilation

It overheats when you strain your PC or console to its limits. As a result, make sure your gaming area has enough fresh air. If it is in a corner, make sure it is close enough to the air conditioner or a fan. 

You may conserve energy by using the air conditioner for an hour and then letting the fans circulate the cold air.

The Right Gaming Approach

If you experience any discomfort, dizziness, or nausea, you should stop gaming and seek medical advice. Simulator sickness is a genuine phenomenon, after all! 

Make sure you take breaks to keep your mind fresh and avoid overexposure to radiation. Take a few deep breaths.

To get the most out of your gaming experience, you will need the right accessories. You purchase a headset with good audio output. Its cotton earpads, rather than ones made of leatherette, should also keep you cool.

Additionally, a touch of nature can also be incorporated into your setup. Plants are the newest addition to your decor. Plants can help to spruce up your space.

Takeaways

You can do a lot of things to further enhance your gaming experience. Start with ergonomic equipment and then you can personalize your area. 

The more effort you place into setting your gaming area, the more it reflects on your health and how you want your gaming hours to affect your life.