Health & Fitness TV Shows

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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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NBA
NBA
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Wellness Through Yoga
Wellness Through Yoga
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
TVG
TVG
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga
Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
SuperCars Exposed
SuperCars Exposed
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Envy Girls
Envy Girls
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Yoga
Yoga
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
ExerciseTV
ExerciseTV
Buff Moms
Buff Moms
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Six Pack Abs
Six Pack Abs
M80
M80
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Health Watch
Health Watch
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Fusion
GaiamTV
GaiamTV
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
Back Strength Workouts
Back Strength Workouts
Self
Self
Extreme Male Beauty
Extreme Male Beauty
Cardio Burn Yoga
Cardio Burn Yoga
The Goddess Workout
The Goddess Workout
Billy Blanks This Is Tae Bo
Billy Blanks This Is Tae Bo
New Year, New You
New Year, New You
Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones
Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones
Namaste
Namaste
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
The Incurables
The Incurables
Operation Osmin
Operation Osmin
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit in 90 Workout System
The Dose with Dr. Billy
The Dose with Dr. Billy
Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga
Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout
Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout
Trudie Styler's Strengthen & Restore Yoga
Trudie Styler's Strengthen & Restore Yoga
The Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga
The Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga
HealthiNation
HealthiNation
The Biggest Loser: Power Walk
The Biggest Loser: Power Walk
Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru
Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru
Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones
Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Gaiam Pilates
Gaiam Pilates
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
Remedy Me
Remedy Me
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Mari Winsor Pilates
Mari Winsor Pilates
Deliver Me
Deliver Me
Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Workout
Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Workout
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Addicted to Sweat
Addicted to Sweat
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Perfect Bum
The Perfect Bum
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
Quickstart Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
New Pollution
New Pollution
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
HealthDay TV
HealthDay TV
Zen Body Toners
Zen Body Toners
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Leslie Sansone, Belly Blasting Walk
Leslie Sansone, Belly Blasting Walk
NHL
NHL