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
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
TVG
TVG
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Extreme Celebrity Detox
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
WWE Power Series, Triple H
WWE Power Series, Triple H
Operation Osmin
Operation Osmin
SuperCars Exposed
SuperCars Exposed
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Buff Moms
Buff Moms
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Deliver Me
Deliver Me
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Classic
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Classic
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
What to Expect When You're Expecting - The Workout
What to Expect When You're Expecting - The Workout
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Jillian Michaels Mini Workouts
Jillian Michaels Mini Workouts
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Fusion
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
Gaiam: Weight Loss Yoga Collection
Gaiam: Weight Loss Yoga Collection
Restorative Exercise for Strong Bones
Restorative Exercise for Strong Bones
Howcast Sports & Fitness
Howcast Sports & Fitness
Beauty First
Beauty First
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
A.M. / P.M. Meditation
Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders
Yoga to the Rescue for Neck & Shoulders
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
My Yoga: Hatha Yoga with Cameron Gilley
My Yoga: Hatha Yoga with Cameron Gilley
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
The Incurables
The Incurables
Quickstart Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
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 - Pilates Plus
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus
Shiva Rea: Core Yoga
Shiva Rea: Core Yoga
Zen Body Toners
Zen Body Toners
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Dance & Be Fit: Latin Groove
Dance & Be Fit: Latin Groove
Pull
Pull
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
The Biggest Loser Cardio Max Weight Loss
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Stott Pilates: Matwork Series
Stott Pilates: Matwork Series
Fit For Duty
Fit For Duty
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Exhale: Core Fusion - Body Sculpt
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Stott Pilates: Circuit Training On the Mat
Stott Pilates: Circuit Training On the Mat
Dance and Be Fit
Dance and Be Fit
The Firm: Bootcamp 101
The Firm: Bootcamp 101
Cardio Burn Yoga
Cardio Burn Yoga
Ebola
Ebola
Back Strength Workouts
Back Strength Workouts
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?
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge
R.I.P.P.E.D. Total Body Challenge
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Exhale: Core Fusion Yoga: Energy Flow
Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
Stott Pilates: Active for Life
Stott Pilates: Active for Life
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Exhale: Core Fusion Thighs & Glutes
Sexy Summer Body
Sexy Summer Body
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Howdini Diet & Fitness
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow