While we are under lockdown stuck at home and spending countless hours in front of our television, why not spend some of that time to watch movies that will inspire us to adopt a better fitness oriented lifestyle and maybe even get off the couch? With that in mind, here are some of the best inspirational movies with a message.
Super Size Me
An oldie but goodie, this movie takes a critical look at what fast food does to our body and how pervasive and insidious its impact is on global health.
Forks Over Knives
This movie sheds light on how we have been fed this notion of animal products as the ultimate source of protein which has led to alarming negative effects on our health, not to mention the effect on environment.
The Game Changers
A new but powerful entrant that made huge waves when it was released in 2018-2019 and was even screened by NASA for its scientists. You will see the benefits of a plant-based diet, dig into the science, and learn how its being used as a secret edge by a lot of elite athletes.
What The Health
This 2017 documentary sheds light on how the collusion between industrial food and pharmaceutical systems, their powerful lobbying arms, government, and health organizations is fueling the health nightmare for the average American people.
A quite well known film that uses an investigative approach to shed light on where our food comes from and how that has affected our diet.
There are many other movies on this topic and once you watch a few you will be presented with more recommendations in your streaming service of choice. Here are a few that come to mind as noteworthy mentions.
Journey of four children overcoming illness and weight issues
A story of how our society is addicted to sugar and how that's fueling the obesity epidemic
Focuses on the impact of global supermarket industry on food and local farms
Food As Medicine
This film documents how eating healthy can help manage and alleviate the effects of chronic illness on the body
Of The Land
This documentary explains the benefits of choosing locally sourced organic foods and how that impacts our health
See how our food industry has changed over the years and how climate change will affect food production for future generations
This film highlights how anyone can accomplish major fitness challenges with the right training, support, and mindset
A 1977 classic that shows what it takes to succeed in the highly competitive professional bodybuilding industry
Shows the power of yoga to transform anyone and how it has become a popular fitness trend
The Redeemed and the Dominant
The fittest athletes on Earth take on the extreme challenges during four intense days of competition of CrossFit Games