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
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
NBA
NBA
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Buns & Thighs
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
Denise Austin: Yoga Body Burn
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
The Firm: Cardio Dance Club
The Firm: Cardio Dance Club
Fitness Challenge
Fitness Challenge
A.M. Yoga for Your Week
A.M. Yoga for Your Week
TVG
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Health Watch
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Insomnia
Gaiam: Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Self
Beginners Yoga with Tessa
Fat Loss Mindset
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Menopause
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Heart Health
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Fibromyalgia
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis
Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
Insomnia
How to Stay Fit as You Age
Rodney Yee: Power Up Yoga
Wellness Through Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Total Body Challenge - Walk
Cardio Burn Walking For Weight Loss
Kundalini Yoga: A Journey Through the Chakras with Maya Fiennes
25 HIIT Workout Training Cardio for Beginner
Mari Winsor Pilates
Mari Winsor: Slimming Pilates
The Firm: Time Crunch Cardio
Total Cardio
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Yoga
Rhythmica-Dance Cardio Party
Cardio Sculpt
DB15
Healing Quest
Recover
Core
True Beginner
MOVE!
Mari Winsor's Beginner's Pilates
Good Mental Health With Dr Mike: Volume 1
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Strong Women: Weight Loss
Clean Eating for a Healthy Body - Reduce What You Eat Without Feeling Hungry
The Firm: Get Chisel'd
T'ai Chi Daily Practice
Mari Winsor Flat Abs Pilates
The Firm: Slim & Trim
Mari Winsor Cardio Pilates
Cardio Burn Sculpt
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Type 2 Diabetes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for High Blood Pressure
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Back Pain
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
BeFit: 30-Day Butt Lift
Muscle Building Build Muscle Fast Burn Fat Naturally
Advanced Yoga
Shiva Rea's Mama & Baby Yoga
The Firm: Flat Abs Solution
Jessica Smith's 10lbs Down: Better Body Blast
Mari Winsor's Lower Body Pilates
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Denise Austin: Burn Fat Fast Latin Dance
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Total Body Challenge: Pilates
Health Issues: Cancer
Health Issues: Alzheimer's
The Ultimate Creatine Guide
Health Issues: Brain Injuries
Yoga Classes
Jessica Smith Cross Training for Fitness
BeFit in 90 Workout System
Rodney Yee's Daily Yoga
Total Body Cleanse Yoga
The Perfect Bum
Jillian Michaels: Killer Arms & Back
Pilates for Beginners
Menopause
Hashtag STI
Calm Mind Healthy Body - Calm Your Mind, Improve Your Mindset And Feel Better Without Medication