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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Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
MOVE!
MOVE!
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Work Out New York
Work Out New York
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Yoga
Yoga
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
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
Core
Core
True Beginner
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
Self
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
The Perfect Bum
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
The Body Holiday
BeFit in 90 Workout System
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Advanced Yoga
NBA
TVG
Ninja Warrior
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Deliver Me
Dance Party
Wicked Fit
Yoga Classes
Gaiam Fitness
Shanti Yoga
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Pilates for Beginners
Leslie Sansone, Belly Blasting Walk
Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred
NFL Insiders
Blissology: Earth.Body.Yoga.
Richard Simmons: Boogie Down the Pounds
Richard Simmons: Party Off the Pounds
Secrets of Callanetics
Super Callanetics
Beginning Callanetics
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
The Dose with Dr. Billy
21 Day Power Yoga Detox and Weight Loss Method with Julie Montagu
Billy Blanks This Is Tae Bo
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Express
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Cardio Explosion
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Classic
Billy Blanks Tae Bo Insane Abs
Billy Blanks: Bootcamp S.O.S. Sweat Off the Sizes
Leslie Sansone, 5 Mega Miles
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
E.D.G.E. Workouts, Cardio Kickboxing Workout
E.D.G.E. Workouts, Shotokan Karate Workout
DailyBurn Inferno
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for High Blood Pressure
Calorie Killer with Colleen Saidman
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Sydney ER
SPRI
Gaiam TV Mind Shift with Daniel Pinchbeck
Yasmin Yoga
TBT
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max
The Firm: Bootcamp Maximum Calorie Burn
Jeanette Jenkins, The Hollywood Trainer: Cardio Dance