Goalie spurs healthy lifestyle choices by seniors

It may have been a short trip for Carlo Cudicini when he competed against a group from a local older person housing schme using a Wii Fit at White Hart Lane, but the footballer said their fitness may be "even more essential" than his.

The Tottenham Hotspur keeper was there, using the video game system to help promote the club's Project HOPE, helping older people exercise and challenging his visitors

Goalie spurs healthy lifestyle choices by seniors in several games like bowling.

Tottenham, along with 15 other clubs, is a participant in the Extra Time initiative, funded by Sport Relief and the Football Foundation to help older people understand the benefits that exercise may have for their bodies and mind.

"In some ways, it is even more essential that older people look after themselves properly [than a footballer like me], and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's HOPE project is a great way of giving many that opportunity," said Cudicini.

The success of the program in its pilot stage has led to the two foundations to expand its reach, calling for more clubs to take part in helping to re-establish social circles and healthy habits among older people in Britain.

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