Monday, July 10, 2006

TV program 'What's good for you"

There's a very good TV program on every Monday night here in Oz. It's called 'What's good for you' and it examines common beliefs about health, nutrition, illnesses.

Missed an episode of What's Good For You? Find all the stories featured on the show in our archive.
• Does mixing drinks cause a worse hangover?
• Can a chill really cause a cold?
• Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
• Does reading in dim light ruin your eyes?
• Can watermelon seeds germinate inside your stomach?
• Is a glass of red wine a day good for you?
• Are cockroaches as dirty as we all believe?
• Does a siesta improve work performance?
• Do our bodies need eight glasses of water a day?
• Can you start using your brain to stop losing it?
• Are eggs bad for your heart?
• Does stretching before exercise prevent injury?
• Does hypnotherapy work or is it all in the mind?
• Does eating crusts make your hair go curly?
• Can spinach make you strong like Popeye?
• Is it better to use an electric or manual toothbrush?
• How much exercise do you need before you start burning fat?
• Can humans can only hold their breath for three minutes?
• What's on next week's show?
• Can eating carrots help you to see in the dark?
• What's the best way to drink water?
• Which technique is best for treating insomnia?
• Should you wait an hour after eating before swimming?
• Michael Slater
• Leila McKinnon
• Dr Andrew Rochford
• Does chocolate really give you pimples?
• Can you cut mould off food and still eat it?
• How much sleep do our bodies need?
• Why do certain people attract mosquitoes?
• What's the best way to treat a bluebottle sting?
• In search of the perfect hangover cure...?
• What's the best surface to jog on?
• Does sugar make children go 'hyper'?


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

That is really interesting! I wish we could get that program on satellite TV here in Japan!

I've also heard of another, similar Australian TV program in which they try to prove or disprove popular conceptions, but not necessarily health related. I don't remember the name of the program, but I know it has inspired my sister-school in Caloundra to start a science program with the same theme...and the kids love it!

Them Ozzies definitely know how to make a good TV program, by cracky!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The second program you are referring to is quite bizarre - science stuff, mainly different ways to blow up toilets, that sort of thing, so it certainly would amuse the kids. It's mainly about explosives it seems.
The health related program is very good because the topics are down to earth but the five or ten minute examination of each topic is presented in a lively way with tests on young men and women.
Re chocolates - no, they don't give people pimples!
Our youngest son, who lives here sometimes, is keen on the program because he's interested in fitness, sports psychology, nutrition etc. for athletes.

10:07 PM  

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