Philosopher Albert Schweitzer once said, “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”, and Nine’s What’s Good For You will not only show you how to maintain your happiness, health and memory, but a whole lot more when the new series premieres Wednesday, April 8 at 7.30pm on Nine. Then at 8pm we go behind closed doors for the triumphs and tragedies at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital in the series return of RPA.
This season, Dr Andrew Rochford takes the reins as host of What’s Good For You alongside presenters Grant Hackett, Lyndsey Rodrigues, and nutritionist Janella Purcell.
Together the team will test the theories of every day medicine and remedies, put household folklore under the microscope, and present fascinating facts that will have a positive impact on your body and lifestyle.
Going beyond the call of duty to find out if men have a higher pain threshold than women, Dr Andrew is hooked up to a labour simulation machine and, under strict medical supervision, has ever-increasing voltage of electrical impulses pumped into his stomach muscles for as long as he can stand it.
Grant Hackett gives his eyes a work out testing prescription reading glasses against the ready-made type you can buy at a chemist or petrol station. He also finds out whether or not sports drinks are good for us, how to get perfect pecs, and if your heart really does stop when you sneeze.
Hitting the pavement, Lyndsey Rodrigues finds out if a one kilometre walk burns the same number of calories as running the same distance and if crossing your legs can cause varicose veins. While presenting a fresh and delicious look at nutrition, Janella Purcell reveals foods that ward off arthritic pain, what is the best morning drink, and if nuts are fattening.
In the series return of RPA, we witness the courage of 17-year-old Daniel after a simple knock to his shoulder during a squash game uncovers a tumour that will possibly leave him an amputee.
We meet Vanessa who has battled a complex heart problem since she was born. Now at 28-years-old she is pregnant and the delicate balance between her ailing heart and the health of her unborn child is about to be tested.
And, after coming off his motorbike 28-year old James is brought to RPA Emergency with a dislocated ankle, but what starts out as a straight forward realignment ends up being something much more complicated.
So check yourself in for a healthy dose of Wednesday night viewing on Channel Nine with the series returns of What’s Good For You and RPA from April 8 at 7.30pm.