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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The Challenge
The Challenge
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Healing Quest
Healing Quest
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
NBA
NBA
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Health Watch
Health Watch
Self
Self
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Fat Loss Mindset
Fat Loss Mindset
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
How to Stay Fit as You Age
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Wellness Through Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Massage for Pain Relief
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
Climber Yoga: 20 Minute Flexibility Lessons for Climbers
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
Total Cardio
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Yoga
Cardio Sculpt
DB15
Recover
Core
True Beginner
MOVE!
Wolrd Surf League Tour
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
The Body Holiday
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Advanced Yoga
Denise Austin: Burn Fat Fast Latin Dance
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
Fitness Challenge
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Yoga Classes
BeFit in 90 Workout System
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
The Perfect Bum
Jillian Michaels: Killer Arms & Back
Menopause
Hashtag STI
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Shanti Yoga
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Ninja Warrior
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru
Work Out New York
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners
Kathy Smith
Leslie Sansone, Walk It Off in 30 Days
Bobby Flay Fit
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
NHL
Ali MacGraw, Yoga, Mind & Body
The Incurables
Step Up Revolution: Hip Hop Cardio Burn
The Biggest Loser: 8 Minute Body Blasters
Yoga Fusion
Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga
Embarrassing Bodies
Yoga Zone
Leslie Sansone, Walk to the HITS: Party Songs
Conversations with Norma Kamali
The Situation Workout
Gaiam Fitness
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Booty Bounce
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Boot Camp
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Lisa Rinna Dance Body Beautiful: Jive, Jump, Ballroom Bump
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
Rodney Yee: Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief
Made to Crave Action Plan Video Bible Study
Beyond Ordinary
Addicted to Food: Sharon's Story
New Year, New You