Do the Benefits of a Standing Desk Apply to Gamers?
The benefits of a standing desk have been outlined numerous times on our website, but we tend to discuss them in the context of a regular working day at the office. However, as PC gamers know, workers aren’t the only people who need to choose the right desk for the job.
In this blog, we will look at a few of the key benefits of our Standing Desks range and how they can help gamers with endurance, style, and performance.
When it comes to first-person shooters, fighting games, and other genres requiring a mix of instinctive and calculated quick reactions to what is happening on-screen, staying focused is vital. In fast-paced games, a fraction of a second can be the difference between a win, loss, or draw.
Body language plays a massive role in focus. Standing up with your back straight is a vital part of staying focused, while slouching back in your chair can and does have the opposite effect. So, when you are in the thick of it and can’t afford to become distracted from what is in front of you, switch to a standing position and stay engaged.
There is no getting away from the fact that long gaming sessions are more accessible than other hobbies. However, staying in a seated position can harm your back, resulting in aches, pains, and general discomfort, which might extend past your gaming session – especially with bad posture.
Taking standing breaks to straighten out your spine and correct your posture can benefit spine health and protect your endurance. Suppose you often feel the effects of extended periods of sitting in your gaming chair. In that case, our standing desks will help you to take breaks while still playing and ultimately minimise discomfort.
We’ve all been there. A new game comes out, you and your friends agree to do an all-nighter in celebration. Suddenly when it reaches 1am, 2am, maybe 3am - it doesn’t start to seem like such a good idea. People begin to get sloppy, and the chatting is cut to a minimum. Coffee and energy drinks can only take you so far.
Believe it or not, adopting a sit stand approach can actually boost your energy levels. It’s a sort of trick, whereby your body feels it is being asked to do more, that it isn’t a time for relaxation and will need to find the energy from somewhere. If you often find yourself sluggish during late-night sessions, try using a standing desk in your setup.
For many PC gamers, how their desk looks is almost as important as how powerful their computer is. After all, LED strips and RGB lighting aren’t going to make your games run any smoother, but the majority of games can’t game without them!
At Ergo, our incredible range of Standing Desks is all extremely customisable. Not only do they generally have a minimalist aesthetic, but you can customise your tabletop and frame with an incredible number of options. Once the desk is assembled, what you do is entirely up to you – treat it like a blank canvas.
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If you take your PC gaming seriously, it’s time to consider switching to a standing desk. You can shift positions with a push of a button which means you aren’t stuck in same spot – you can find a balance that works for you and use it tactically.