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
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
NBA
NBA
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
TVG
TVG
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Six Pack Abs
Six Pack Abs
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Sport Science
Sport Science
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Discovery Health Specials
Discovery Health Specials
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
Buff Moms
Buff Moms
The Firm: Transfirmer - Jiggle Free Arms
The Firm: Transfirmer - Jiggle Free Arms
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Back Strength Workouts
Back Strength Workouts
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Cancer Stories
Cancer Stories
Downsize Me
Downsize Me
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Gaiam Pilates
Gaiam Pilates
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
Strikeforce
Strikeforce
Jane Fonda AM / PM Yoga for Beginners
Jane Fonda AM / PM Yoga for Beginners
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Mari Winsor Pilates
Mari Winsor Pilates
Body By Bethenny
Body By Bethenny
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
E.D.G.E. Workouts: The KIDS E.D.G.E. Workouts
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Cardio Explosion
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Cardio Explosion
ExerciseTV
ExerciseTV
The Dose with Dr. Billy
The Dose with Dr. Billy
New Year, New You
New Year, New You
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
Crunch
Crunch
Power Boxing Workout with Marlen Esparza
Power Boxing Workout with Marlen Esparza
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout
Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
Trudie Styler's Strengthen & Restore Yoga
Trudie Styler's Strengthen & Restore Yoga
Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Shiva Rea: Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Cardio Burn Yoga
Cardio Burn Yoga
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
The Biggest Loser: Power Walk
The Biggest Loser: Power Walk
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Extreme Male Beauty
Extreme Male Beauty
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot Pilates
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot Pilates
The Goddess Workout
The Goddess Workout
Quickstart Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
The Body Holiday
The Body Holiday
Zen Body Toners
Zen Body Toners
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Pregnancy for Dummies
Pregnancy for Dummies
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Osho: Emotional Wellness
HealthDay TV
HealthDay TV
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga
Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Abs of Steel, Sculpting and Toning
Abs of Steel, Sculpting and Toning
The Firm: 500 Calorie Workout
The Firm: 500 Calorie Workout
The Firm: Slim & Trim
The Firm: Slim & Trim
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
The Truth About Exercise with Michael Mosley
The Truth About Exercise with Michael Mosley
The Firm: Get Chisel'd
The Firm: Get Chisel'd
The Firm: Cardio Dance Club
The Firm: Cardio Dance Club
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Seane Corn: Detox Flow Yoga
Seane Corn: Detox Flow Yoga
Shiva Rea's Mama & Baby Yoga
Shiva Rea's Mama & Baby Yoga
Denise Austin: Fat Burning Walk
Denise Austin: Fat Burning Walk
Ballet Beautiful: Cardio Fat Burn
Ballet Beautiful: Cardio Fat Burn
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Booty Bounce
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Booty Bounce