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How to live longer: An easy way to help prevent damaged joints – and it's not exercise – Express

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoAnd with more desk-based workers operating from home now, it can be easy to sit in positions that might not be the best for our bodies. An expert has advised that good posture could in fact increase your lifespan. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Julie Jennings – an occupational therapist for furniture company HSL – said: “It’s not just your diet that can impact your longevity, poor posture can also have a huge part to play in your life span.“As a nation, weight issues are becoming more common and as we get older, we tend to put on more weight through natural body and lifestyle changes; coupled with reduced activity this can result in long term health complications.”She explained: “Weight gain changes how our skeleton and muscles support themselves, which in turn affects our centre of gravity.“Poor posture will put extra strain and demand on your joints and muscles, leading to fatigue; coupled with poor circulation, where the body does not get enough oxygen,…

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