Tune in to NTV at 4pm on October 2nd for the Series Premiere of The WAHL Show
Premiering this fall on NTV – The WAHL Show aims to improve Newfoundlanders’ and Labradorians’ health literacy.
Series Premiere – October 2nd – 4 pm on NTV
St. John’s, August 31, 2022 – The WAHL Show (Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle) is a St. John’s based series produced by WAHL Media and directed by Braeden King of ThereMedia. Hosted by Dr. Mike Wahl a Professor of Medicine at Memorial University.
Dr. Mike Wahl is on a journey to discover the nature of health and wellness in Newfoundland and Labrador.
From improving the mind and body to the environment we live in, we’ll meet the people creating change in our province’s health. We’ll travel from mountain ranges to the ocean’s depths and throughout our communities as we explore wellness here at home.
Each episode of the series will focus on a specific aspect of health, whether celebrating the healing power of laughter, music and nature or the challenges we face with diabetes, healthy aging and our changing environment.
Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest rates of many preventable diseases, the lowest life expectancy in the country, and the highest per person spend on health care. These challenges are significant and require our entire community to take action. Health starts with the individual and improving health literacy so we can make informed decisions about our health.
Dr. Mike Wahl learns from experts what we need to do to improve our health and wellness in realistic terms. He will meet with scientists, doctors, community leaders, celebrities, success stories and professionals in the field of health to share a broad variety of perspectives.
The show will:
- Educate and Entertain
- Provide expert advice
- Highlight Local Content/Celebrities
- Showcase the spectacular scenery of our province (Torngat Mountains, Burgeo, Ice Fields of Labardor)
Through Mike, our viewers will experience these experiences firsthand as he participates in scuba diving, foraging, scientific experiments, cooking, travel and culture. Each episode is a journey of understanding as we explore health here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
About the Host:
Dr. Mike Wahl is a University Professor, Media host, and International speaker. He’s passionate about bringing tangible health literacy to our communities.
Mike is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Human Anatomy and BioMedical Sciences in the School of Medicine at Memorial University. He holds a Ph.D. in Medicine (Epidemiology) and a Masters Degree in Kinesiology (Science). Mike has spent over 25 years in the wellness field. Outside of this program, he hosts a weekly radio show on VOCM on health and wellness and has been involved with two previous television productions – Power Living and Define Yourself. In 2017 he won the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year while completing his Ph.D. in Medicine and was selected to attend the G20 Summit on Entrepreneurship on behalf of Canada.
Producers – Mike Wahl & Fabian James
Executive Producer – Stephen Henley
Director – Braeden King (ThereMedia)
Director of Photography – James MacKinnon