2015 is bound to be a monumental year for video games. Not only are old classics like Mortal Kombat, Halo 5, NBA 2K15 and Grand Theft Auto being revamped but there are also many new video games coming out that bring us into new adventures and amazing worlds. The industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds – four times faster than the US economy from 2009 to 2012, according to Entertainment Software Association’s report for 2014.
However, while gamers dig into their new quest or fantasy sports escapade, their back, neck, and posture suffer. While it may be amazing to pass levels, beat high scores, and discuss strategies with friends on the headset all night, there are consequences to a prolonged bad posture.
Spending all-nighters on the weekend battling aliens and careening through the streets of San Andreas while in reality surrounded by junk food wrappers and slouched on a couch that’s in worse shape than the villains you’re destroying in a virtual world is not uncommon for these passionate folks. Sure, it’s great to excel at your favorite game, but what about the effect it has on your lifespan and longevity? Even though your character has 3 lives and cheat codes, your body does not.
Does your couch look like a hellish pit in the middle of a technological heaven?
According to Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the average gamer spends 8 hours a week playing video games. When you sit forward in your chair for extended hours, or slump for that matter, you are not keeping your body in a neutral position. This can be damaging on a number of body parts.
Enter the new gaming chair from experts at Office Master: OM5 Ergonomic Task Chair.
Perfect for anti-slouch comfort, this chair has a unique self-regulating seat mechanism that adapts to your body weight and provides lumbar support with minimal adjustment; no irritating knobs and levers. The OM5 is perfect for people above 5’3”. If you are above 6 feet tall, the OM5 Executive might be a better choice, or if you’re taller than 6’3”, the OM5 XT is optimal in terms of ergonomic comfort.
Francis Romero, the designer of OM5 series explained how this seat was made from the ground up. Similarly to a skateboard, the wheels are connected to the rollers in order to make the entire seat slide when you move. If you want to recline, all you need to do is push back in the chair. The design is intuitive and makes fewer demands on you.
The cost? Well, let’s put it this way. You spend all of your money buying the brand new Assassins Creed Unity game, you make sure your controllers are the best on the market, and your TV needs to have the clearest picture possible. Yet you are experiencing the latest and the best on the video game landscape while sitting on a couch you have probably owned since you were in 5th grade with springs popping out of it and food stains. Isn’t it time you made an upgrade for your body the same way you would for your entertainment system?
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