WHEN SITTING
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ACTION GOAL #2:  Adjust the seat pan depth so that there is a 2- 4-inch gap between the back of your knees and the front edge of the chair when your back is against the chair.


IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...  
 
There is more than 4 inches between the front edge of the seat pan and the back of your knees.  

Slide the seat out (forward) to make it deeper and provide more support.

 
   
 
   
 
    Use a chair with a seat pan that has a 2- to 4-inch gap between the back of your knees and the front edge of the chair when your back is against the chair.*

* Select a chair that fits and is comfortable. Be sure that the chair provides upper and lower back support. Ask for a demonstration of the adjustment features of the chair.
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