Health & Fitness TV Shows

About Health & Fitness

There's always been some concern that the passive nature of television entertainment will lead to health problems in TV viewers. If viewers spend too much time simply sitting in front of their TV sets, authorities and health professionals worry, they'll miss out on important opportunities to exercise, eat well and engage in other activities that will help them to lead long, healthy lives. Health and fitness TV programming is an attempt to avoid that danger by presenting viewers with shows that will encourage them to develop healthy habits.

The workout program is a subgenre of fitness TV that has been popular with viewers for more than three decades. In 1982, actress Jane Fonda released her first workout video, a program of aerobic exercise designed to lead viewers through a cardiovascular fitness routine. Fonda's first video was immensely popular, and it spawned an entire genre of fitness programs. As exercise trends have changed, exercise programs have changed with them, and programs featuring yoga, pilates, kickboxing, strength training, fitness dancing and other workout techniques have tried to get TV viewers off the couch.

Diet is also often a focus of health programming, and shows that give viewers advice for eating better and losing weight complement exercise programs. The weight-loss program has even merged with the reality genre; The Biggest Loser follows overweight contestants as they compete to lose the most weight and win prizes.

Informational health programming is less focused than fitness programming on the actual physical involvement of viewers. In these shows, health issues and medical innovations are addressed in a factual manner. Some programs are structured like a typical television talk show, and a health-expert host presents medical information and answers questions about health issues.

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Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
MOVE!
MOVE!
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Self
Self
HealthDay TV
HealthDay TV
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
TVG
TVG
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
The Perfect Bum
The Perfect Bum
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
The Body Holiday
The Body Holiday
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Advanced Yoga
Advanced Yoga
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Yoga
Yoga
Cardio Sculpt
Cardio Sculpt
DB15
DB15
Recover
Recover
Core
Core
True Beginner
True Beginner
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Watch
Health Watch
Total Cardio
Total Cardio
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
Wellness Through Yoga
Wellness Through Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
How to Stay Fit as You Age
How to Stay Fit as You Age
Healing Quest
Healing Quest
Climber Yoga: 20 Minute Flexibility Lessons for Climbers
Climber Yoga: 20 Minute Flexibility Lessons for Climbers
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Fat Loss Mindset
Fat Loss Mindset
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
Menopause
Menopause
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Classic
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Classic
NBA
NBA
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Pull
Pull
Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
The Biggest Loser Workout
The Biggest Loser Workout
Operation Osmin
Operation Osmin
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Shanti Yoga
Shanti Yoga
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Rodney Yee's Ultimate Power Yoga
Rodney Yee's Ultimate Power Yoga
Downsize Me
Downsize Me
GaiamTV
GaiamTV
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Billy Blanks This Is Tae Bo
Billy Blanks This Is Tae Bo
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Insane Abs
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Insane Abs
SPRI
SPRI
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Gaiam: Rachel Brathen Yoga- Find Your Purpose
Gaiam: Rachel Brathen Yoga- Find Your Purpose
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
Shiva Rea Prenatal Yoga
Shiva Rea Prenatal Yoga
Fantasy Fix
Fantasy Fix
Fields of Glory
Fields of Glory
The Great Ride Open
The Great Ride Open
LiveMojo
LiveMojo
M80
M80
The Matty Blake Show
The Matty Blake Show
MMA Fight Weekly
MMA Fight Weekly
New Pollution
New Pollution
NHL
NHL
Strikeforce
Strikeforce
WarMojo
WarMojo
WWE Extras
WWE Extras
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
College Sports Minute
College Sports Minute
Ford Ironman World Championship
Ford Ironman World Championship
Deliver Me
Deliver Me
Bikini Body Makeover
Bikini Body Makeover
Shape Up
Shape Up
Envy Girls
Envy Girls
Beauty First
Beauty First
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
The Journey 2010: Big Ten Basketball
The Journey 2010: Big Ten Basketball