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
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
MOVE!
MOVE!
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Cardio Sculpt
Cardio Sculpt
Fitness Challenge
Fitness Challenge
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Health Watch
Health Watch
Self
Self
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Fat Loss Mindset
Fat Loss Mindset
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
HealthDay TV
How to Stay Fit as You Age
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
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Yoga
DB15
Healing Quest
Recover
Core
True Beginner
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
The Body Holiday
Ninja Warrior
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Advanced Yoga
The Dr. Oz Show
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
BeFit in 90 Workout System
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
The Perfect Bum
Menopause
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication
Sit and Be Fit
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
WWE Extras
WWE Classics
M80
Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Wolrd Surf League Tour
NBA
Ebola
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
Fit to Fat to Fit
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Denise Austin: Hit the Spot Pilates
Hollywood Cycle
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
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Lisa Rinna Dance Body Beautiful: Jive, Jump, Ballroom Bump
Trudie Styler Core Strength Pilates
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Rodney Yee: Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Made to Crave Action Plan Video Bible Study
Beyond Ordinary
Addicted to Food: Sharon's Story
New Year, New You
Secrets of Callanetics
Super Callanetics
ELLE Fitness
Gaiam: CorePower Yoga - Calorie Blast Yoga
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Beginning Callanetics
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
5 Day Fit: Trouble Zone Solutions
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Quickstart Yoga
Sydney ER
Dance and Be Fit: Abs Burn