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. Every 20 minutes look away from the screen and stare at something else 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

  2. Do exercises while sitting with your feet to enhance your circulation & so your feet don’t fall asleep while you’re playing your game.

  3. Every 15-20 minutes look beyond your monitor (at least 20 feet) and look all around with just your eyes. Focus on different objects away from you and around you. Remember to blink your eyes as well to make sure your eyes won’t dry out and begin to burn while you are gaming.

  4. Keep good posture (a great chair can help with that), keep hydrated, snack healthy, like fruits and vegetables and do hand and wrist exercises (and other general stretching) regularly.

  5. Stand up and complete hand and wrist exercises to help prevent fatigue and damage. Give your eyes a break too to avoid eye strain and headaches.

  6. Take frequent breaks for your eyes by looking away from the computer screen, walking out of the room to stretch and move around for a few minutes, drink water and avoid salty high fat snacks.

  7. Try to look away from the screen during breaks to prevent eye strain and wear gaming glasses to reduce blue light.

  8. The best thing you can do is get up every once in a while and just look out the window and focus on something else. In between rounds or games it’s easy to do. Bonus points if you get up and get water!

  9. Always have liquid ready for drinking near you when gaming. Take big sips between breaks and matches which make you need to get up and go to the washroom eventually! That’s the stretching opportunity right there! It works for me and it’s great!

  10. Make sure to drink plenty of water in addition to whatever else you might drink and stand up and stretch out your muscles once in awhile.

  11. Remembering to eat and to eat properly! I always try to keep a bunch of chopped up veggies on hand so I don’t reach for the easy bag of chips. Also, contrary to popular belief, Mountain Dew: Code Red is NOT a food group!

  12. Drop a “Cubii” at your feet and ankle bike to help burn calories and keep the blood flowing.

  13. Every 20 minutes get up to look away from the screen and stretch. Drink water and eat healthy snacks.

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