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