Many gamers I know either love their gaming chair or lament not having a really good one. Gaming is not an activity you can just get up from every half hour to stretch and reset. An online campaign can last for hours and leaving your seat may not only let your teammates down, but may lead to a huge setback in the game. Some gamers even forego bathroom breaks to secure a victory. You may not be that “hardcore” but you still deserve to game in maximum comfort; and, you would with an AKRacing Gaming chair like the one Best Buy is giving away in this contest.

Your chair matters for gaming

How much time you spend sitting in front of a screen can affect your overall health. AKRacing has years of experience creating seating for a variety of use case. Their gaming chairs are considered some of the best available. They have solid, durable metal frames and cold cure foam that holds fast and secure for a comfortable experience even after hours of first person shooter excitement. This is a premium gaming chair so you know that it will glide wherever you want it to go, in multiple positions, and adjust to suit your needs—all the while remaining silent so your gameplay is not spoiled by the squeaks and squeals often heard from lesser competitors.

Your chair matters for your health

I don’t have to tell gamers what can happen if they spend long hours in an uncomfortable chair. There are many forum discussion online of gamers complaining of back problems, digestive problems, even breathing problems brought on by making a poor seating choice. Most people don’t notice the problems at first; they develop gradually until you get to a point where you ache. Recovery can be slow too. However, you won’t recover if you continue to use the chair that caused the problem in the first place.

The best way to stay healthy is to make healthy choices before you start to ache. This contest is designed to raise awareness of one solution: AKRacing ergonomic chairs. One person will win one to start their journey to better gaming health. It isn’t the only thing gamers should do for better health. In fact, I want you to help gamers across Canada by suggesting ways that gamers can stay healthy. I offer one solution: get an AKRacing ergonomic chair. One way to enter this contest is for you to suggest other ways.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us some ways that gamers who play for long hours at at a time can stay healthy (your answer must be different from my suggestion above to select a great gaming chair).
  2. Visit the AKRacing product page on, scroll down to the “Details and Specs” section to find the Armrest Adjustment Type information (you can see it is missing in the image shown here). Send that information in an email with the subject line AKRacing chair contest to

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will randomly select one winner to receive a Best Buy exclusive AKRacing Core EX SE Ergonomic Fabric Gaming Chair.

This contest runs from May 6th to May 20th.

Remember you can enter twice: once in a comment below and once in an email. However, if you live with other gamers, then having a great AKRacing gaming chair in their house will benefit them too so ask them to enter. Share with gamer friends too so they can game for hours and stay healthy.

Win an AKRacing Gaming Chair Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winner of this AKRacing Core EX SE ergonomic gaming chair:

    Jean-Marie D – Sorel-Tracy, QC

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. A true gamer knows when to take the appropriate breaks for stretching, rest breaks and snacks

  4. Best way to stay healthy is to take a good ten minutes break every hour and stretch their body. Sitting in a great ergonomic chair though must be a part of their gameplay.

  5. I would suggest setting a timer to to take periodic breaks but I know that this would not sit well with serious gamers. I have two at home and they will not interrupt a game for a break. What I do insist on is a water bottle beside the mouse. Lots of water is good for hydration and making sure they get up whether they want to or not.

  6. When gaming it’s important to take breaks, stretch, look away since it’s healthy for your eyes and drink plenty of water not to dehydrate!

  7. My suggestion would be to take frequent breaks between sessions and to go take a walk or even play a fitness game like ring fit adventure from time to time!

  8. Take a break and stretch every once in a while. Wiggle your toes while sitting to keep circulation in check.

  9. Long session gamers can stay healthy by watching their posture. Honestly perhaps buying a more ergonomic tailored chair will definitely help improve spine health.

  10. Long session gamers can set a timer while they play to time their sessions to make sure they are taking necessary breaks.

  11. Gamers can stay healthy by practicing good posture, drinking water regularly, and go outside for fresh air during breaks!

  12. To strengthen backs for long gaming sessions, set a timer and every hour rise, stretch and do back exercises before resuming gaming..Maintaining proper posture in a well supported chair is also key to good back health

  13. Everyone including gamers can maintain/improve their health by using the online program “Fit On” which provides a variety of short exercise routines that can be customized to the individuals abilities, interests and needs.

    There are sessions ranging in length from 10 minutes to an hour for various parts of the body and indifferent formats including yoga and stretching.

    They are available 24/7 so it will meet everyone’s schedule.

    There are alternative programs but this is the one that I am familiar with and it has done wonders for my health and sleep patterns.

    Of course sensible eating and developing arm muscles to push away from the table are also crucial factors for good health.

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