How To Stay Young
Did you know we have two ages – our actual age and a body age! In BBC One’s How To Stay Young we explore how scientists have discovered that our lifestyles affect how we age. Thanks to modern lifestyles many of us are ageing too fast and have a body age much higher than it should be.
Dr Chris van Tulleken and Angela Rippon join some of the country’s leading health experts to turn around the lives of people whose bodies are much older than their actual age. Using the latest scientific research on ageing, the expert team will try to help volunteers by giving them a complete lifestyle overhaul that will bring their body age closer to their birth age in just 12 weeks.
Working alongside the Institute For Ageing at Newcastle University the team has built the ambitious ageing lab, where they will be testing some the country’s worst offenders to get the most complete picture of how they are ageing. The results from these tests will give us their real body age, and allow us to give them a personal plan going forward.
In episode one, We’ve invited a group of ordinary Brits to our anti-ageing lab to take part in one of Britain’s biggest ever ageing experiments to find out their true body age – and the results are shocking.
Many of us are ageing much faster than we should be. Fifty one year-old Patrick Luckie (pictured) sees for himself how much damage his diet is doing to his heart; 54 year-old Harminder Balla knocks years off her body age by overcoming chronic stress, and 47 year-old Jenifer Tutty uses a radical new technique to cure her insomnia.
If you’ve ever worried about ageing or wanted to turn the clock back then this programme is going to show you how to do it.