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
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
NHL
NHL
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
TVG
TVG
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Six Pack Abs
Six Pack Abs
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
Rodney Yee's Back Care Yoga
Rodney Yee's Back Care Yoga
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Wicked Fit
Wicked Fit
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Jump Start
The Biggest Loser: 30-Day Jump Start
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
MOVE!
MOVE!
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Pilates for Beginners
Pilates for Beginners
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
BeFit in 30: Extreme
BeFit in 30: Extreme
Pull
Pull
Strikeforce
Strikeforce
Beauty First
Beauty First
Self
Self
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot Pilates
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot Pilates
Pregnancy for Dummies
Pregnancy for Dummies
The Biggest Loser Workout
The Biggest Loser Workout
Yoga for Everyone
Yoga for Everyone
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Osho: Emotional Wellness
Sexy Summer Body
Sexy Summer Body
Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke
Transform Your Body with Brooke Burke
Stott Pilates: Matwork Series
Stott Pilates: Matwork Series
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Back Strength Workouts
Back Strength Workouts
Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash
Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash
Harley's 5-Factor Workout
Harley's 5-Factor Workout
Ali MacGraw, Yoga, Mind & Body
Ali MacGraw, Yoga, Mind & Body
Zen Body Toners
Zen Body Toners
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Howcast Sports & Fitness
Howcast Sports & Fitness
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
Strong Women: Weight Loss
Strong Women: Weight Loss
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Sydney ER
Sydney ER
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
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
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Wellness Through Yoga
Wellness Through Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Patrick Beach Yoga - Operation Take Flight
Patrick Beach Yoga - Operation Take Flight
Two Fit Moms Yoga: It's Never Too Late
Two Fit Moms Yoga: It's Never Too Late
Gaiam TV What's Really In Our Food?
Gaiam TV What's Really In Our Food?
Stott Pilates: Active for Life
Stott Pilates: Active for Life
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge
R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge
Exhale: Core Fusion - Lean & Toned
Exhale: Core Fusion - Lean & Toned
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Dance & Be Fit: Latin Groove
Dance & Be Fit: Latin Groove
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus
Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders
Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders
My Yoga: Hatha Yoga with Cameron Gilley
My Yoga: Hatha Yoga with Cameron Gilley
Dancing With Danni, The Run Dance
Dancing With Danni, The Run Dance
Fields of Glory
Fields of Glory
The Great Ride Open
The Great Ride Open
LiveMojo
LiveMojo
M80
M80
MMA Fight Weekly
MMA Fight Weekly
New Pollution
New Pollution
WarMojo
WarMojo
WWE Extras
WWE Extras
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
Deliver Me
Deliver Me
Bikini Body Makeover
Bikini Body Makeover
Shape Up
Shape Up
Envy Girls
Envy Girls
Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
Amazing Babies
Amazing Babies
Beyond Ordinary
Beyond Ordinary
Cancer Stories
Cancer Stories
Dance Party
Dance Party
SuperCars Exposed
SuperCars Exposed
Conversations with Norma Kamali
Conversations with Norma Kamali
Slim & Sexy
Slim & Sexy
Exercise TV: Yoga & Pilates
Exercise TV: Yoga & Pilates
Health Gets Personal
Health Gets Personal
Integrative Medicine: Cancer and Nutrition
Integrative Medicine: Cancer and Nutrition
Get Fit, Stay Fit
Get Fit, Stay Fit
Dance and Be Fit
Dance and Be Fit
Tone & Sculpt
Tone & Sculpt
Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Workout
Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Workout
Sport Science
Sport Science
Gaiam's Wake Up Workout
Gaiam's Wake Up Workout
True Vision 4 Success
True Vision 4 Success
Love Handles
Love Handles
Wisdom of the World
Wisdom of the World
Rock Hard Body
Rock Hard Body
Extreme Male Beauty
Extreme Male Beauty
The Skinny
The Skinny
Plain Talk About Alzheimer's Disease
Plain Talk About Alzheimer's Disease
New Year, New You
New Year, New You
Jillian Michaels Mini Workouts
Jillian Michaels Mini Workouts
Operation Osmin
Operation Osmin
ExerciseTV
ExerciseTV
Resolution Solution
Resolution Solution
10 Pound Slimdown
10 Pound Slimdown
Yogaworks: Yoga for Everybody
Yogaworks: Yoga for Everybody
Beach Bootcamp
Beach Bootcamp
ExerciseTV's Fit and Fabulous
ExerciseTV's Fit and Fabulous
Body By Bethenny
Body By Bethenny
Discovery Health Specials
Discovery Health Specials
Anytime Yoga
Anytime Yoga
Body by Jake: Rock Hard Body
Body by Jake: Rock Hard Body
Gaiam Yoga
Gaiam Yoga
Be a Knockout With Kendra
Be a Knockout With Kendra
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Let's Just Play
Let's Just Play
Valerie Bertinelli - Losing It and Keeping Fit
Valerie Bertinelli - Losing It and Keeping Fit
ELLE Fitness
ELLE Fitness
Women's Health: Look Better Naked!
Women's Health: Look Better Naked!
Yoga Works
Yoga Works
Gaiam Pilates
Gaiam Pilates
Pilates Body Makeover
Pilates Body Makeover
Crunch
Crunch
Jane Fonda: Fit With Fonda
Jane Fonda: Fit With Fonda
Gaiam Walking
Gaiam Walking
Ultimate Sculpt & Tone
Ultimate Sculpt & Tone
The Men's Health Circuit Workout
The Men's Health Circuit Workout
The Revolution (ABC)
The Revolution (ABC)
Remedy Me
Remedy Me
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout
Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout
FitSugarTV
FitSugarTV
Men's Health: The Belly Off Bodyweight Workout
Men's Health: The Belly Off Bodyweight Workout
Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack and Yoga Meltdown
Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack and Yoga Meltdown
Jillan Michaels: Shred-It With Jillian
Jillan Michaels: Shred-It With Jillian
Gaiam Fitness
Gaiam Fitness
The Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg
The Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels for Beginners: Frontside
Jillian Michaels for Beginners: Frontside
Get Fit and Fab With Jillian Michaels
Get Fit and Fab With Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
The Biggest Loser: At Home Challenge
The Biggest Loser: At Home Challenge
Living Well with Dr. Oz Garcia
Living Well with Dr. Oz Garcia
Stott Pilates: Workout Pack 1
Stott Pilates: Workout Pack 1
Jane Fonda Prime Time: Firm & Burn
Jane Fonda Prime Time: Firm & Burn
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Prayfit: 33- Day Total Body Challenge
Prayfit: 33- Day Total Body Challenge
Billy Blanks Jr. Fitness: Fat Burning Hip Hop Mix
Billy Blanks Jr. Fitness: Fat Burning Hip Hop Mix
Jane Fonda Prime Time: Trim, Tone & Flex
Jane Fonda Prime Time: Trim, Tone & Flex
The Incurables
The Incurables
Yoga Today, Slim Down & Tone Up
Yoga Today, Slim Down & Tone Up
Yoga with a View
Yoga with a View
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
Shanti Yoga
Shanti Yoga
Blythe Raw Live
Blythe Raw Live
Top 100 Bangin' Bodies
Top 100 Bangin' Bodies
HealthiNation
HealthiNation
Toning Workouts
Toning Workouts