Over 60s wanted for BBC Fitness and Cognitive Health programme

 Dr Chris van Tulleken invites you to take part in a science demonstration for a new BBC series to be broadcast on BBC One.

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Working with scientists from King’s College London, the BBC is looking for people over 60 from the London area to take part in a demonstration of how non-strenuous physical activity can benefit our cognitive health (such as our memory and ability to solve problems) in older age.

We want to see how a 10-week program of manageable, fun and surprising physical activity can improve cognition and brain health.

If you are over 60 and don’t currently take part in regular exercise but would like to find out how small changes could benefit your brain, then we would love to hear from you!

To find out more and to apply please email: Sheena.lahive01@bbc.co.uk  Or call: 0141 422 6150 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply)

Ideally we would like to hear from people by Thursday 30th July

To be considered please make sure you meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over (no upper age limit)
  • Have no major pre-existing health conditions or mobility limitations
  • Feel fit and able to participate in regular, but manageable, physical activity sessions
  • Available to commit to regular activity sessions from start of August for a 10-week period
  • Are able to travel to regular training sessions to be held in London for a 10-week period.
  • Are willing to be filmed and feature on television