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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Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
NBA
NBA
MOVE!
MOVE!
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
NHL
NHL
TVG
TVG
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Six Pack Abs
Six Pack Abs
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
ExerciseTV
ExerciseTV
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body
Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Pregnancy for Dummies
Pregnancy for Dummies
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
WWE Extras
WWE Extras
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Beauty
Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Beauty
Ebola
Ebola
Buff Moms
Buff Moms
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
MMA Fight Weekly
MMA Fight Weekly
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Crunch
Crunch
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Recover
Recover
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
BeFit in 30: Extreme
BeFit in 30: Extreme
Denise Austin: Yoga Booty Barre
Denise Austin: Yoga Booty Barre
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Yoga
Yoga
WWE Power Series, Triple H
WWE Power Series, Triple H
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Seane Corn: Detox Flow Yoga
Seane Corn: Detox Flow Yoga
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
Deliver Me
Deliver Me
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
Gaiam Yoga
Gaiam Yoga
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Dance & Be Fit: Latin Groove
Dance & Be Fit: Latin Groove
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
The Biggest Loser: Power Walk
The Biggest Loser: Power Walk
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Cardio Burn Yoga
Cardio Burn Yoga
Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders
Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders
Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones
Denise Austin: Shrink Your 5 Fat Zones
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
Pull
Pull
Gaiam Fitness
Gaiam Fitness
Mari Winsor Pilates
Mari Winsor Pilates
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Zen Body Toners
Zen Body Toners
Shiva Rea: Core Yoga
Shiva Rea: Core Yoga
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Shiva Rea: Flow Yoga for Beginners
Shiva Rea: Flow Yoga for Beginners
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
Jillian Michaels Mini Workouts
Jillian Michaels Mini Workouts
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Patrick Beach Yoga - Operation Take Flight
Patrick Beach Yoga - Operation Take Flight
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Stott Pilates: Circuit Training On the Mat
Stott Pilates: Circuit Training On the Mat
Yoga for Belly, Butt & Thighs with Chrissy Carter
Yoga for Belly, Butt & Thighs with Chrissy Carter
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Stott Pilates: Active for Life
Stott Pilates: Active for Life
Restorative Exercise for Strong Bones
Restorative Exercise for Strong Bones
Power Boxing Workout with Marlen Esparza
Power Boxing Workout with Marlen Esparza
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge
R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week