WHEN SITTING
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ACTION GOAL #5:  Adjust the armrests so that

a. They are slightly below your elbows when your shoulders are relaxed.

b. Your arms hang comfortably at your sides.


IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...  

Armrests too high

Your shoulders are raised when resting on the armrests.  

With shoulders relaxed, lower the armrests to just slightly below your elbows.




IF YOU SEE THIS...   TRY THIS...  

Armrests too high

You reach down to rest on the armrests.  

Raise the armrests to just slightly below your elbows when your shoulders are relaxed.

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