Ergonomic Gaming Desk: The Benefits

September 22nd, 2011

Filed under health, home

She needs an ergonomic gaming deskGuest post by self-proclaimed nerd gamer Kiera Walters

I’ll admit it. I’m a nerd. I embrace the geek title and everything that it entails. I like comic books, Science Fiction, and superhero movies. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, I will unequivocally state, now that I know better, that I refuse to sacrifice my own health for my nerdy habits.

Sore Neck and Back From Gaming

Several years ago I began to play World of Warcraft. I know, I know, it’s an addiction. The WoW world is so robust and captivating that it’s easy to get sucked in. For awhile there I was playing for several hours every single day, and I began to develop a terrible pain in my lower back and neck. I couldn’t figure out what it was from, though I should’ve known!

I began getting massages once a month from a massage therapist friend of mine, and after remarking on how tight my shoulder muscles were, she asked me if I was a gamer. Now, I don’t wear WoW t-shirts or superhero capes to my massage appointments, so the only way she knew was because of the very specific type of muscle strain that I was presenting.

Ergonomic Gaming Desk to the Rescue!

My friend suggested that I look into improving my gaming posture by investing in an ergonomic gaming desk. This was a relief. At first I thought she was going to suggest that I give up gaming all together, which I’m not really willing to do. After all, gaming is such a great way for me to burn off stress at the end of my day.

Since my massage therapist friend made this recommendation to get an ergonomic gaming desk, I’ve checked a few of them out. The thing about the Mobo that impresses me most is that it is portable and it doesn’t take up much room. The fact that I can clamp the keyboard tray onto my chair, without actually spending money on an entirely new desk, has been quite an incentive for me to try it out.

I’m not an expert on ergonomics, but I feel like it’s crucial to invest in the long-term health of our bodies, no matter what we do with our free time! Nerdy gamers like me, IT people, even regular old office folk can definitely benefit from an ergonomic gaming desk. After all, it’s not the “gaming” part of the desk that’s important, it’s the ergonomics.

Do you have an ergonomics story to share? We’d love to hear it!

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