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.


  1. Adjust the chair you are sitting in for long periods to properly support your size and frame, then be sure to rise and stretch regularly.

  2. Apply the 20-20-20 rule to prevent eye strain. Basically, every 20 minutes spent using a screen, you should try to look away at something that is 20 feet away from you for a total of 20 seconds.

  3. Maintain a balanced lifestyle: good sleep habits, lots of exercise, maintain a healthy diet and make time for fun (Gaming)!

  4. Take frequent breaks where you get up and stretch or take a short walk to help prevent deep vein thrombosis from sitting in one positio for too long. This is common on airplane flights. Also helot to keeo our eyes healty by taking a few minutes every hour to close your eyes tightly, look off into the distance and then relax your eyes by closing them softly. This will help prevent dry eyes. Use eye drops if necessary. Happy Gaming!

  5. Gamers can play one game sat down, next game standing up, third game do squats, then sit and rest and start over. Take breaks every half hour to eat, drink some water, get out side and play a sport. Only 2 hrs a day online 🙂

  6. Gamers who spend hours playing computer games should exercise their upper body muscles on a regular basis and should walk at a brisk pace for twenty minutes each day to stay fit and healthy.

  7. Gamers who spend hours playing computer games should exercise their upper body muscles on a regular basis to stay fit and healthy.

  8. Staying hydrated is most important – second, take small breaks like walking into different rooms or outside between rounds. Third, eat healthy snacks, not junk food.

  9. Lean forward rather than sitting back, stretch and move your back after staying in one position for too long. Also look at something other than the screen to re-focus your eyes and remember to blink.

  10. Take breaks often and move/stretch your body!! Gotta move those muscles or they will be stiff and sore!!!

  11. They can stay healthy by getting up from the chair and doing leg and arm stretches every once in awhile. Also, when taking a break they should drink water and eat healthy snack foods like peanuts.

  12. Stay hydrated, for sure water, and stretch in between matches or getting up to walk to get the blood flowing

  13. Get up every hour and walk to the kitchen to drink a glass of water. Don’t fall into the habit of eating/drinking at your desk.

  14. The best way to stay healthy is to eat the proper foods no junk food like pepsi and chips and bars and to make sure that you move . The key to becoming healthy is to move and not sit for long hours even if you get up and stretch and do some excerises every 30 minute or so it will help you in the long run, or if you have to sit for long hours there are exceries you can do while sitting
    Calf muscle toning. Give your calf muscles a work out by raising your legs up on the very tips of your toes while remaining seated. …
    Clenches. For buns of steel, clench your buttocks and hold for ten seconds. …
    Ankle Rotations. …
    Arm stretches. …
    Rotating at the waist. …
    Crunches. …
    Leg lifts. Staying active is the key to being fit

  15. Set a timer and when it goes off, get up as soon as possible after. I use a music podcast that is one hour long. When it goes off, I pause my game (or save and quit depending on the game) and take a 10 minute break. I use the loo, get a fresh drink, connect with my loved ones, and grab a healthy snack. Then back to the grind (OMG, the grind for materials!!)


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