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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JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
MOVE!
MOVE!
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
NBA
NBA
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Self
Self
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
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
The Body Holiday
The Body Holiday
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit in 90 Workout System
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Advanced Yoga
Advanced Yoga
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
HealthDay TV
Yoga
Cardio Sculpt
DB15
Recover
Core
True Beginner
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Health Watch
Total Cardio
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
Wellness Through Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
How to Stay Fit as You Age
Healing Quest
Climber Yoga: 20 Minute Flexibility Lessons for Climbers
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
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Fat Loss Mindset
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
Menopause
Massage for Pain Relief
Ninja Warrior
Embarrassing Bodies
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
TVG
WWE Classics
Dance Party
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Mystery Diagnosis
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru
Pilates for Beginners
Mari Winsor Pilates
Patrick Beach Yoga - Operation Take Flight
Fantasy Fix
Fields of Glory
The Great Ride Open
LiveMojo
M80
The Matty Blake Show
MMA Fight Weekly
New Pollution
NHL
Pull
Strikeforce
WarMojo
WWE Extras
College Sports Minute
Ford Ironman World Championship
Deliver Me
Bikini Body Makeover
Shape Up
Envy Girls
Beauty First
Kathy Smith
Yoga Fusion
Yoga Zone
The Journey 2010: Big Ten Basketball
The Art of Women's Health
Amazing Babies
Beyond Ordinary
Bishop Fulton Sheen: Timeless Wisdom for Those Coping with Alcoholism
Cancer Stories
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot Pilates
Snowboard Diaries
SuperCars Exposed
Pregnancy for Dummies