Gaming posture is incredibly important considering the amount of time gamers spend in seated sedentary positions. Fortunately, gaming posture is an extremely popular topic in the community and Swedish Posture together with tother health care professionals, gamers, and organizations are trying to bring awareness to the importance of body mechanics during long hours of practicing, streaming, or competing.
Perhaps the most important part of sitting is the break from sitting. Regardless of how well you maintain your posture, sitting can still cause health problems.
Poor posture and prolonged sitting increase the risk for:
- Postural ailments
- Overuse imbalance ailments
- Nerve impingement syndromes
- Piriformis syndrome (sciatica)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Other ailments
Poor gaming posture and joint degeneration
Less-than optimal seated postures may create forces greater than 150% of body weight on the spine. The increased pressure on the discs and bones of the spine can lead to early degeneration (e.g., arthritis or “spondylosis”) which may lead to more significant health concerns.