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
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Hollywood Cycle
Hollywood Cycle
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
NBA
NBA
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Pilates for Beginners
Pilates for Beginners
Supersize vs Superskinny (US)
Supersize vs Superskinny (US)
Wolrd Surf League Tour
Wolrd Surf League Tour
MOVE!
MOVE!
Sport Science
Sport Science
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Self
Self
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Step Up Revolution Dance Workout
Jillian Michaels: Hard Body
Jillian Michaels: Hard Body
TVG
TVG
NFL Insiders
NFL Insiders
WWE Classics
WWE Classics
Extreme Male Beauty
Extreme Male Beauty
Yoga
Yoga
Recover
Recover
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
The Skinny
The Skinny
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
My Yoga: Vinyasa with Clara Roberts-Oss
My Yoga: Vinyasa with Clara Roberts-Oss
Brooke Burke Body
Brooke Burke Body
Pull
Pull
Ebola
Ebola
AM / PM Callanetics
AM / PM Callanetics
Downsize Me
Downsize Me
Jillian Michaels: Killer Body
Jillian Michaels: Killer Body
The Great Ride Open
The Great Ride Open
Yoga Zone
Yoga Zone
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Conversations with Norma Kamali
Conversations with Norma Kamali
The Situation Workout
The Situation Workout
Gaiam Fitness
Gaiam Fitness
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Booty Bounce
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Booty Bounce
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Boot Camp
Skinny Bitch Fitness: Boot Camp
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Lisa Rinna Dance Body Beautiful: Jive, Jump, Ballroom Bump
Lisa Rinna Dance Body Beautiful: Jive, Jump, Ballroom Bump
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
Rodney Yee: Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief
Rodney Yee: Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief
Made to Crave Action Plan Video Bible Study
Made to Crave Action Plan Video Bible Study
Beyond Ordinary
Beyond Ordinary
New Year, New You
New Year, New You
Secrets of Callanetics
Secrets of Callanetics
Health Watch
Health Watch
Super Callanetics
Super Callanetics
ELLE Fitness
ELLE Fitness
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Beginning Callanetics
Beginning Callanetics
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Quickstart Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Sydney ER
Sydney ER
Dance and Be Fit: Abs Burn
Dance and Be Fit: Abs Burn
The Biggest Loser: At Home Challenge
The Biggest Loser: At Home Challenge
3-in-1 Total Body Fitness with Desi Bartlett
3-in-1 Total Body Fitness with Desi Bartlett
Bollywood Burn with Hemalayaa
Bollywood Burn with Hemalayaa
Jillian Michaels: 10 Minute Total Body Transformation
Jillian Michaels: 10 Minute Total Body Transformation
The Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg
The Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Gaiam: Weight Loss Yoga Collection
Gaiam: Weight Loss Yoga Collection
Fat Loss Mindset
Fat Loss Mindset
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam Celebrity Fitness
Gaiam Celebrity Fitness
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Menopause
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Menopause
Yoga for Belly, Butt & Thighs with Chrissy Carter
Yoga for Belly, Butt & Thighs with Chrissy Carter
Strikeforce
Strikeforce
Shanti Yoga
Shanti Yoga
Buff Moms
Buff Moms
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Heart Health
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Heart Health
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Toning Workouts
Toning Workouts
Anytime Yoga
Anytime Yoga
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia