Health & Fitness TV Shows

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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MOVE!
MOVE!
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Yoga Conditioning for Athletes
Yoga Conditioning for Athletes
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian
The Perfect Bum
The Perfect Bum
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
Yoga
Yoga
NBA
NBA
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
TVG
TVG
Self
Self
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
A.M. Yoga for Your Week
A.M. Yoga for Your Week
Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga
Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga
Rodney Yee's Ultimate Power Yoga
Rodney Yee's Ultimate Power Yoga
Rodney Yee: Power Up Yoga
Rodney Yee: Power Up Yoga
Beginning Yoga With Chrissy Carter
Beginning Yoga With Chrissy Carter
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga
Rodney Yee's Core Centered Yoga
The Firm: Flat Abs Solution
The Firm: Flat Abs Solution
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
Yoga for Weightloss With Colleen Saidman
Yoga for Weightloss With Colleen Saidman
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
The Body Holiday
The Body Holiday
Shiva Rea's Mama & Baby Yoga
Shiva Rea's Mama & Baby Yoga
The Firm: Cardio Dance Club
The Firm: Cardio Dance Club
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
The Firm: Get Chisel'd
The Firm: Get Chisel'd
The Firm: Slim & Trim
The Firm: Slim & Trim
Mari Winsor Cardio Pilates
Mari Winsor Cardio Pilates
Jessica Smith Cross Training for Fitness
Jessica Smith Cross Training for Fitness
The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio
The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio
Kathryn Budig Aim True Yoga
Kathryn Budig Aim True Yoga
Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga
Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga
Rhythmica-Dance Cardio Party
Rhythmica-Dance Cardio Party
Seane Corn: Detox Flow Yoga
Seane Corn: Detox Flow Yoga
Mandy Ingber Yogalosophy
Mandy Ingber Yogalosophy
Shiva Rea Prenatal Yoga
Shiva Rea Prenatal Yoga
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit in 90 Workout System
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Cardio Burn Sculpt
Cardio Burn Sculpt
Advanced Yoga
Advanced Yoga
The Firm:  Cardio Sculpt Fusion
The Firm: Cardio Sculpt Fusion
Strong Women: Weight Loss
Strong Women: Weight Loss
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
HealthDay TV
HealthDay TV
Cardio Sculpt
Cardio Sculpt
DB15
DB15
Recover
Recover
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for High Blood Pressure
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for High Blood Pressure
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Core
Core
True Beginner
True Beginner
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Watch
Health Watch
Total Cardio
Total Cardio
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Mari Winsor Pilates
Mari Winsor Pilates
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
Wellness Through Yoga
Wellness Through Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Yoga For Flexibility
Yoga For Flexibility
How to Stay Fit as You Age
How to Stay Fit as You Age
Rodney Yee Complete Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee Complete Yoga for Beginners
Healing Quest
Healing Quest
Climber Yoga: 20 Minute Flexibility Lessons for Climbers
Climber Yoga: 20 Minute Flexibility Lessons for Climbers
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Fat Loss Mindset
Fat Loss Mindset
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
Menopause
Menopause
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
New Year, New You
New Year, New You
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
The Biggest Loser: Boot Camp
The Biggest Loser: Boot Camp
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile