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In what you do

Sitting down safely:

  • Choose a chair that supports your back, elbows, thighs and feet
  • Make sure your chair legs are flat on the bottom, no rollers
  • Use chairs with arm rests

Sitting down:

  • Back up the chair, using the armrests to guide you
  • Make sure the back of your knees touch the chair seat. Using the armrests for support, sit down slowly.

Standing up:

  • Pause, get your balance and then move
  • Place your hands on the armrests and stand up slowly

This information was brought to you by Finding Balance, developed by the Alberta Center for Injury Control and Research and the Alberta Medical Association.