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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Pilates for Beginners
Pilates for Beginners
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Qigong for Beginners
Qigong for Beginners
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
MOVE!
MOVE!
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
TVG
TVG
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
NBA
NBA
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
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
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
The Firm: Flat Abs Solution
The Firm: Flat Abs Solution
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
The Perfect Bum
The Perfect Bum
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
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
Mari Winsor's Lower Body Pilates
Mari Winsor's Lower Body Pilates
Jessica Smith Cross Training for Fitness
Jessica Smith Cross Training for Fitness
The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio
The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio
Mari Winsor: Slimming Pilates
Mari Winsor: Slimming Pilates
Rhythmica-Dance Cardio Party
Rhythmica-Dance Cardio Party
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
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Cardio Burn Sculpt
Cardio Burn Sculpt
Advanced Yoga
Advanced Yoga
Strong Women: Weight Loss
Strong Women: Weight Loss
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
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
Yoga
Yoga
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
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Core
Core
True Beginner
True Beginner
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Watch
Health Watch
Total Cardio
Total Cardio
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
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 Menopause
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Menopause
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Heart Health
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Heart Health
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
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
How to Stay Fit as You Age
How to Stay Fit as You Age
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
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Operation Osmin
Operation Osmin
Supersize vs Superskinny (US)
Supersize vs Superskinny (US)
What to Expect When You're Expecting - The Workout
What to Expect When You're Expecting - The Workout
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian
WWE Extras
WWE Extras