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. I make sure the room ha accurate lighting. Take frequent breaks and watch my posture.

  2. It’s a great idea to get up out of your chair, take a break and maybe do some stretches. And maybe enjoy some water while on your break.

  3. 1- You need to get a good ergonomic chair with lumbar support, high back with headrest & height adjustment.

  4. Gamers can stay healthy by stretching out legs and arms by taking mini walks and doing wrist exercises!

  5. Hydrate with water, give your eyes a break from the screen, do cardio every second day…specifics can be researched to see how long one should be raising their heart rate etc. Get outside!

  6. Important to take regular breaks, to move & stretch. I love lifting myself up by my arms (on the arms of my computer chair), then slightly twisting my body as it hangs – often you get a crack in your lower spine, and feel great pressure relief!

  7. What I’d be concerned about would be the weight capacity of the chair. I’ve done in quite a few computer chairs in my time.

  8. I use a Fitbit watch that remind me that I didn’t made at least 250 steps in the last hour. Time to take a break!

  9. Every hour or so it can be very helpful to get up and do some light stretching, and to also stay hydrated! Too many gamers don’t drink enough water.

  10. It is really important to take breaks often and not game all day and all night long. Do some stretching and/or yoga, walk around or some other form of exercise.

  11. Make sure you are moving your legs and neck often. And hydrate with water often. Not just coffee.

  12. Aside from getting up and moving, make sure you’re eating appropriately. Junk food will slow your mind for gaming and will pack on the pounds, making it harder to get in shape via exercise.

  13. Important to take breaks, drink lots of fluids, and eat some healthy snacks while at the computer. Make sure that the headphones aren’t too loud. Set your monitor at the correct height and has a good refresh rate.

  14. My son is 9. He has been asking for a gaming chair and he would be so happy to win this. He’s the most giving, kind young man I know.

  15. I like keep juggling balls next to my computer for mini breaks or long loading screens.

  16. Gamers can stay healthy by not sitting for too long. They should get up, stretch, and walk around periodically.

  17. my suggestion is to set a water timer. Often gamers forget to drink enough water, something that can have very bad health effects . The water timer will help remind them that they need to drink water often to stay hydrated!

  18. Every hour, stand up, move wrists in a few circles, stretch wrists, flex fingers, and close eyes for a couple minutes.

  19. Looking for a contest to win a standing desk is also an option, if I couldn’t win this nice chair ::sobsob::

  20. It’s important to have the correct posture perfect chair. Bad posture is why I have back problems.

  21. Take a break to: Go to the bathroom. Go get a healthy snack. Go do some stretches. Go splash water on your face.

  22. Take a break from gaming and go outside and do some stretches. The screen can strain your eyes too. So its important to take breaks away from the screen for your eyes.

  23. Get a break app to remind you to every so often get up and walk around for a bit / take a break.

  24. It’s the same as when working from home: get up and walk around a bit to shake off the stiff muscles. Plus, the proper head support is just as important too!

  25. Take a break from gaming by moving away from your screen. Set up an exercise routine or just go for a walk.

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