If you are a gamer, you know how many hours you usually spend at your PC every day. Therefore, it is crucial to use a high-quality desk (yep, we mean a high-quality height-adjustable desk) to avoid sitting-related health issues and improve the general mood and efficiency.
Once more, here, we are talking about standing gaming desks. They are known for being helpful and comfortable. Along with comfort, they deliver a lot of benefits to your health and emotional well-being. It, in turn, influences your success as a gamer.
You Can Forget about Headaches, Pains in the Back and Neck
First of all, gamers know that prolonged sitting connected with playing games causes severe health issues. Even in a short time, you notice that your body doesn’t feel as it should:
- The back aches after just a couple of hours of intense gaming;
- The numb feeling in the neck becomes something usual rather than rare;
- Headaches become your constant companion at the end of every day.
How can you avoid these issues? Or rather how a standing desk helps to avoid these health issues and whether it is possible to eliminate them when they are already present?
Let us check.
When you use a height-adjustable desk, you can change from a sitting to a standing position, and vice versa. If you do it correctly, and specialists advice not to overdo with standing, you:
Allow your back to change its position, the muscles to stretch and relax. So, the pains in the back will stop bothering you.
The same happens with your neck. Your muscles and joints stretch and relax, and the pain is eliminated.
When the neck can rest in its natural position, the blood vessels don’t get pressed, and the blood flow to your brain recovers. So, the brain gets again sufficient oxygen, and headaches caused by the oxygen deficiency disappear.
In the Long Term, More Serious Health Conditions Can Be Prevented
Along with the pains in the back, neck, and headaches, more serious conditions can be prevented when using a standing desk. So, prolonged sitting frequently leads to weight gain and obesity. When you interchange sitting with standing, and add physical exercises (there are many developed specifically for those who work at a desk), you can avoid weight gain and even lose weight.
Obesity leads to more serious conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some people insist that even to some types of cancer (no proof is presented though). Just imagine that playing at a standing desk can help you to prevent these conditions! Of course, to achieve the maximum effect, you need to use the desk correctly. It means that you need to change from a sitting to a standing position from time to time, to do exercises.
When nothing bothers you, you can concentrate on the game and have more fun. Finally, you can win more frequently. And if you are playing professionally, it means more money. Therefore, a good height-adjustable gaming desk will pay off even in this regard very soon.
If you have even experienced gaming at a desk where you cannot place all the needed items, you know how uncomfortable it might be. This is one more reason to buy a good gaming desk. A top-quality height-adjustable gaming desk is:
- Powerful enough to handle all your gaming equipment, including several screens.
- Spacious enough to allow you to place all the items conveniently.
- Designed in a way to offer you the best gaming experience.
Work out Directly at the Desk
How often do you go to the gym? And what if you had an opportunity to work out at home directly at your desk?
A height-adjustable desk offers such an opportunity. You can adjust it to the needed height and use it as support when exercising. There is no need to leave your home to run, walk, or workout. You can start with very easy exercises, such as lifts on toes, and move to a more complex workout such as push ups or lifts.
Remember though that you shall not stress out over working out. All exercises shall be comfortable to do. If you feel pain or discomfort, it either means that you aren’t doing it correctly or you aren’t ready for the exercise yet.
Some Words to Wrap Up
As you can see, a height-adjustable gaming desk delivers a lot of benefits. Along with them are those that are highly beneficial for your health. Additionally, you get the needed comfort for impeccable gaming experience.
Don’t forget though that a good gaming desk shall be accompanied with other accessories and items such as an ergonomic adjustable chair. Don’t forget about an adjustable monitor support to play conveniently without overloading your neck muscles. And finally, don’t forget to change your position from a sitting to a standing one every 20-30 minutes, and you will see the positive results within a couple of weeks.