How To Stay Young

Discover the secrets to living longer, healthier lives

A team of health experts meet ordinary people to reveal how quickly their organs, skin, muscles and brain are growing old. Using the latest science, they attempt to help them slow down the speed at which they’re ageing.

“A thought-provoking hour that will have had every viewer mentally calculating how many years they could add to their life by dropping this, taking up that and eating more of the other.”

Esher Addley, The Guardian

“Unlike birth age, with major lifestyle changes, body age is something we can reverse within a matter of months.”

Dr Van Tulleken

The detail


In the last five years, game-changing breakthroughs have redefined the way we think about ageing. More than ever, there is hope that we can overcome our greatest enemy – the process of biological decline. A team of health experts meet ordinary people to reveal how quickly their organs, skin, muscles and brain are growing old. Using the latest science, they attempt to help them slow down the speed at which they’re ageing.

Presenters Angela Rippon and Dr Chris van Tulleken go on a remarkable journey into our bodies and minds. They travel the world investigating the latest experiments and new research that could help put the brakes on the ageing process, challenging everything we believe about getting old.

How To Stay Young features inspirational centenarians, includes cautionary tales and offers tricks and tips to improve the cards we’re dealt - all with one ultimate goal to help us live better and healthier lives for longer.

How to Stay Young returned for a second series on BBC One in October 2017 and is a BBC Studios Science Unit production with Executive Producer Paul Overton and Series Producer Victoria Bell.

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