'The Game Changers' to 'Pumping Iron': 5 Health Documentaries To Inspire A Fit Lifestyle

Here are five documentaries ideal for binge-watching while on a treadmill to help you get through your workout.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Nov 30, 2022 18:54 IST
'The Game Changers' to 'Pumping Iron': 5 Health Documentaries To Inspire A Fit Lifestyle

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Every new diet trend, fitness equipment, and supplement coming up in the market every day has made keeping up with fitness trends a big task. Fortunately, health documentaries are available everywhere to provide you with facts. The best thing about documentaries is that they are easy to consume and provide a convenient way to learn more about health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness habits. The documentaries on our list cover every aspect of health and fitness, so you're sure to find something of interest.

Here are some must-watch health documentaries that will pump you up and make you jump out of bed ready to move.

What The Health

The 2017 documentary reveals the corruption and collaboration between big business and government that is making people sick and costing them trillions of dollars in healthcare. What The Health also offers information on the physiological effects of eating meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products. What The Health can be an eye-opener for someone who typically eats outside and consumes high-sugar foods. 

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The Game Changers

The Game Changers, which came just one year after What The Health, revealed how eating meat is harmful to one's health. Meat, according to The Game Changers, does more harm than good to the human body. The documentary interviews science experts from various fields, showcases success stories of athletes who adopted plant-based diets, and explains the benefits of living a vegan lifestyle. Following this documentary, The Guardian declared that the year 2018 marked the rise of "veganism in the world," as per every trend forecaster and business analyst.

American Weightlifting

If you are someone for whom exercising is not just a hobby, but a lifestyle, then this documentary is what you should tune in to right now. American Weightlifting is a documentary film that examines what it takes to be a professional powerlifter. You'll get a firsthand look at how athletes train and eat around the clock. The best part about this documentary is that it is both inspiring and educational for anyone looking to compete and make a career in weightlifting. 

Pumping Iron

The documentary Pumping Iron is about the golden age of bodybuilding. The documentary features premiere bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to Pumping Iron, bodybuilding was a niche sport that was not fully rooted in American culture. However, after its release, it popularised bodybuilding and made Arnold a well-known figure. The documentary is a must-watch for someone who has recently started going to the gym and wants to learn the fundamentals of fitness.

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Born Strong

If you’re someone whose entire focus is on getting big and lifting heavy, then Born Strong is what you should watch right now. Born Strong features the top strongmen including Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Zydrunas Savickas, and Hafthor Bjornsson, also known for playing “The Mountain” on Game of Thrones. The documentary features a day in the life of all four participants as they try to win the Arnold Strongman Classic by lifting the heaviest weight. The most impressive aspect of this documentary is how it emphasises the importance of mental strength over physical strength.

 

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