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
Deliver Me
Deliver Me
Hollywood Cycle
Hollywood Cycle
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
My 600 lb Life Where Are They Now?
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
JILLIAN MICHAELS: 30 DAY SHRED
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
Embarrassing Bodies
Embarrassing Bodies
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution, Phase 1 - Ignite
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
Total Body Sculpt with Gilad
The Great Ride Open
The Great Ride Open
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
Sit and Be Fit Fitness Collection
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
BeFit Yoga: 10 Minute Yoga Daily Fix
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fastfix
Gaiam Personal Development
Gaiam Personal Development
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Cardio Burn Balance Ball
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
Hatha Yoga Poses Mastery
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
TheGymbox Workouts On Demand
Snowboard Diaries
Snowboard Diaries
Quickstart Yoga
Quickstart Yoga
Beginning Yoga With Chrissy Carter
Beginning Yoga With Chrissy Carter
Prenatal Yoga Workout with Desi Bartlett
Prenatal Yoga Workout with Desi Bartlett
NBA
NBA
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' to the Oldies
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
New Year, New You
New Year, New You
Dance Party
Dance Party
Health Watch
Health Watch
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
A.M. / P.M. Tai Chi for Beginners
Insomnia
Insomnia
Yoga For Flexibility
Yoga For Flexibility
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Jillian Michaels: Ripped In 30
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Leslie Sansone, 4 Mile Power Walk
Ballet Beautiful Sculpt & Burn Cardio Blast
Ballet Beautiful Sculpt & Burn Cardio Blast
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Rodney Yee's A.M. & P.M. Yoga for Beginners
Gaiam Fitness
Gaiam Fitness
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
The Daniel Plan Video Bible Study
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Extreme Shed and Shred
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Jillian Michaels: Yoga Inferno
Beyond Ordinary
Beyond Ordinary
ELLE Fitness
ELLE Fitness
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Mari Winsor's Pink Ribbon Pilates
Beginning Callanetics
Beginning Callanetics
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Callanetics: 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours
Self
Self
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam: Rodney Yee Yoga for Your Week
Gaiam Celebrity Fitness
Gaiam Celebrity Fitness
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
The Mantras of Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Menopause
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Menopause
Strikeforce
Strikeforce
Shanti Yoga
Shanti Yoga
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Jillian Michaels: Beginner Shred
Stott Pilates: Golf Series
Stott Pilates: Golf Series
Wisdom with Deepak Chopra
Wisdom with Deepak Chopra
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Faith Hunter Yoga - Spiritually Fly
Gaiam: Maya Fiennes Yoga for Real Beauty
Gaiam: Maya Fiennes Yoga for Real Beauty
Dance and Be Fit: Carnaval Workout
Dance and Be Fit: Carnaval Workout
Cancer Stories
Cancer Stories
Inner Splendor Yoga
Inner Splendor Yoga
Crunch Live: Total Body Meltdown
Crunch Live: Total Body Meltdown
Leslie Sansone, Belly Blasting Walk
Leslie Sansone, Belly Blasting Walk
Living Well with Dr. Oz Garcia
Living Well with Dr. Oz Garcia
Integrative Medicine: Cancer and Nutrition
Integrative Medicine: Cancer and Nutrition
Total Cardio
Total Cardio
Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga
Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga
Ultimate Body System
Ultimate Body System
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
WWE Fit Series, Stephanie McMahon
Supersize vs Superskinny (US)
Supersize vs Superskinny (US)
Denise Austin: Bikini Ready Body
Denise Austin: Bikini Ready Body
M80
M80
Yoga
Yoga
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Walk Away the Pounds - High Calorie Burn 2 Mile
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
Trudie Styler's Cardio Dance Flow
The Matty Blake Show
The Matty Blake Show
MMA Fight Weekly
MMA Fight Weekly
Wolrd Surf League Tour
Wolrd Surf League Tour
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Fit For Duty
Fit For Duty
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Sit and Be Fit
Sit and Be Fit
Buns of Steel, Sculpting  and Toning
Buns of Steel, Sculpting and Toning
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
The Skinny
The Skinny
Advanced Yoga
Advanced Yoga
Ayurveda
Ayurveda
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Ann Smith Senior Fitness
Fields of Glory
Fields of Glory
Brooke Burke Body
Brooke Burke Body
Pull
Pull
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Denise Austin: Shape Up & Shed Pounds
Quick Callanetics
Quick Callanetics
Yoga Classes
Yoga Classes
Pilates for Beginners
Pilates for Beginners