The soaring popularity of gaming chairs isn’t just because of their eye-catching designs. Gaming chairs are a hot product these days because more and more people are realizing that their lower back pain does not have to be a chronic condition.
Whether for work or play, spending hours a day in front of a screen has become the norm for many people. But the truth is that sitting for extended periods of time is harder on the body than most people realize, and it is often the reason why people experience such frustrating back pain and stiffness.
An ergonomically designed gaming chair can help prevent lower back stiffness and a host of other posture-related problems. To understand why more and more people are ditching their traditional office chairs in favour of cutting-edge gaming chairs, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why they help prevent back pain.
Gaming Chairs = Good Posture
Back issues, ranging from occasional stiffness to chronic pain, are a common problem because far too many people overlook the importance of good sitting posture.
Traditional office chairs provide very little effective back support. The lack of adjustable options and basic design of most office furniture forces most people into static positions that compound the forces on the neck, back and shoulders.
Poor posture is a slippery slope. It starts gradually, as the shoulders hunch and the head cranes forward. Before long, people find themselves slouched over their keyboards, which becomes their default position and leads to back pain over time.
Gaming chairs are good for your back because they are designed to fight this tendency by providing support for the hips, back, arms, shoulders and neck. Thanks to high backrests, adjustable lumbar support and multi-directional armrests, gaming chairs provide support where it is needed for any body type.
It can be very difficult to remain mindful of your body position, especially when you spend hours immersed in a rich gaming environment, which is why having a quality gaming chair is so important for your back health.
By using a gaming chair, you can improve your posture and relieve body pain. The high backrest and support pillows keep the spine in a healthy alignment. Adjustable armrests offset the weight of the arms.
How to Find a Gaming Chair That is Good for Your Back
Choosing the best gaming chair is about a lot more than looks. Finding a good gaming chair comes down to design and features. If you are looking to correct bad posture and improve your back health, make sure your gaming chair of choice has the following features:
- Inbuilt adjustable lumbar support
- Adjustable (or detachable) head pillows
- Multi-directional armrests
- Proper lumbar support and a high degree of back recline
- Seat tilt mechanism
- A solid base and sturdy wheels
- Easy height adjustments
Cybeart’s APEX gaming chair makes it easy to find a comfortable body position. These chairs have all the features you need to protect your back, and they are available in a wide range of custom themes!
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Complete Back Support
An inbuilt adjustable lumbar support and headrest protects your entire back by keeping your spine in its natural alignment.
The cold-cured foam delivers the perfect balance between firm and soft, while keeping its shape for years and years to come.
Versatile, Padded Armrests
The premium leather padding on the 4-dimensional adjustable armrests helps give the APEX series a luxurious feel. Designed with grooves that will hug your elbows and provide perfect arm support, the armrests are one of the more important features. The 4-dimensional armrests are adjustable in any direction to promote proper alignment and good ergonomic positioning.
Easily Adjustable Back Support
With a back that can recline up to 165° and a seat that can tilt up to 30°, you can lock this chair at the angle you like best or let it act like a rocking chair.
Memory Foam Pillow
With the velvet plush cloth and the perfect softness of memory foam, Cybeart's memory foam pillows take your comfort to the next level.
Effortless Height Adjustment
The seamless seat height adjustment provided by the BIFMA-certified heavy-duty class 4 gas lift makes it easy to safely adjust this gaming chair for people of any size or weight.