Health & Fitness TV Shows

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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
NBA
NBA
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
NHL
NHL
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
TVG
TVG
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Six Pack Abs
Six Pack Abs
Yoga
Yoga
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
ExerciseTV
ExerciseTV
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
DailyBurn Inferno
DailyBurn Inferno
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Dance and Be Fit
Dance and Be Fit
Ebola
Ebola
MOVE!
MOVE!
Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Beauty
Maya Fiennes' Yoga for Real Beauty
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
SuperCars Exposed
SuperCars Exposed
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Buff Moms
Buff Moms
Downsize Me
Downsize Me
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners
Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Self
Self
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
Gaiam: Weight Loss Yoga Collection
Gaiam: Weight Loss Yoga Collection
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
GaiamTV
GaiamTV
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
The Firm: Bootcamp 101
The Firm: Bootcamp 101
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Namaste
Namaste
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Restorative Exercise for Strong Bones
Restorative Exercise for Strong Bones
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Cardio Burn Yoga
Cardio Burn Yoga
Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru
Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru
Brooke Burke Body
Brooke Burke Body
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
Back Strength Workouts
Back Strength Workouts
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Zen Body Toners
Zen Body Toners
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
The Biggest Loser: At Home Challenge
The Biggest Loser: At Home Challenge
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam Fitness
Gaiam Fitness
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Mandy Ingber Yogalosophy
Mandy Ingber Yogalosophy
Fit For Duty
Fit For Duty
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Exhale: Core Fusion - Lean & Toned
Exhale: Core Fusion - Lean & Toned
Sexy Summer Body
Sexy Summer Body
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Stott Pilates: Fitness Circle
Stott Pilates: Fitness Circle
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
Strikeforce
Strikeforce
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Two Fit Moms Yoga: It's Never Too Late
Two Fit Moms Yoga: It's Never Too Late
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Yoga for Belly, Butt & Thighs with Chrissy Carter
Yoga for Belly, Butt & Thighs with Chrissy Carter
Pull
Pull
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow