Fittest Daytime Talk Show Hosts


Continuing our lists of the top fittest celebrities, politicians and other influential figures, we are now bringing you the Top Fittest Daytime Talk Show Hosts!

It’s definitely not easy to be healthy and fit when your career keeps you busy with early call times and a hectic schedule. These daytime talk show hosts are a great example to their fans and viewers because they not only promote healthy lifestyle, but they live it- by example. On our quest to find the fittest, Health Fitness Revolution came across many hosts that looked very fit but since we could not find any information about their healthy lifestyle, it made them ineligible for the list. We hope that those hosts that are fit will begin promoting it more and that those that made this list continue to be great examples!

Our Founder Samir Becic believes that 60-70% of chronic conditions can be managed with healthy lifestyle- a combination of physical fitness, healthy nutrition, mental balance,social and spiritual balance.

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Here is Health Fitness Revolution‘s list of Fittest Daytime Talk Show Hosts, listed in alphabetical order:

Adrienne Bailon- The Real


  • loves Zumba
  • works out regularly by going to the gym with her personal trainer
  • gets up at 5 a.m. to hit the treadmill
  • drinks a lot of water
  • “My goal is to have the body of my dreams by age 30, but that’s strong and toned, not skinny.”

Al Roker- Today

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  • Al Roker is truly a great example that anyone can obtain a healthy weight and maintain it
  • underwent gastric bypass surgery
  • lost 130 pounds
  • wrote a book about his weight loss journey called “Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight-Loss Battle For Good”
  • follows a strict diet and works out regularly
  • eats only whole, unprocessed foods that are high in protein and low in carbs
  • workout regime, called “The Slow Method,” involves three 30-minute exercise sessions each week
  • completed the New York City Marathon in 2010
  • bikes two miles to the office every morning
  • uses a treadmill desk

Dr. Andrew Ordon- The Doctors

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  • enjoys surfing, skiing, playing golf and tennis
  • wrote Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better You, which reveals surgery-free plans that target women’s least favorite body issues
  • stated in 2012 that he intended to follow his Thinner in 7 plan to safely carve up to 10 pounds in a week

Bethenny Frankel- Bethenny


  • Is the founder of the Skinny Girl Franchise, which aims to help women worldwide eat and drink healthier
  • Has a fitness DVD Body by Bethenny
  • Says that no matter how busy she gets, she finds time to workout- that it calms her down
  • Keeps her fridge stocked with healthy staples, so a healthy meal can be thrown together with ease
  • Says it’s okay to indulge, just not all the time
  • Does not believe in extreme diets and extreme fitness- says they don’t work longterm
  • Advises everyone to eat more fiber and drink more water

Carla Hall- The Chew

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  • alternates between yoga and spinning
  • also runs and loves rollerblading
  • takes dance classes
  • tries to walk as much as possible
  • loves kale salad made with a pear vinaigrette, roasted nuts, and diced pears
  • eats everything in moderation
  • makes roasted fruit for a lighter dessert
  • Also made our list of Fittest Celebrity Chefs

Charlie Rose- CBS This Morning

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  • Works out daily
  • Takes dog for walks daily
  • Has been on a panel to discuss the science of obesity
  • Works our Sitaras fitness
  • Has said of his trainer:  “My appreciation of John Sitaras comes from hours and hours and hours of one on one training with him…He has changed my physical health and my appreciation of fitness and how to achieve it…”
  • At 72, is still at the top of his game

Clinton Kelly- The Chew

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  • cares about feeling good and staying healthy
  • partnered with the National Mango Board to help promote the nutritious fruit
  • loves mangoes because “they’re a great way to get vitamin C into your diet and they’re low-calorie as well”
  • makes sure to get 8 hours of sleep each night

Daphne Oz- The Chew

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  • Runs about 4 miles 3-4 times a week
  • intersperses running days with 30 minute online workouts
  • Her first book entitled The Dorm Room Diet outlines a program for eating right and staying healthy in college
  • Helped found HealthCorps, a non-profit that promotes teen health
  • Focuses her meals on lean protein and vegetables
  • tries to limit intake of sugar and processed carbs

Ellen DeGeneres- The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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  • vegan
  • regular regime includes “no animals, no dairy, nothing processed; a lot of soup, veggies, rice, beans, and legumes”
  • avoids sugary foods, like candy, cookies, and cake
  • does yoga
  • on finding time to exercise, Ellen told Shape, “It’s hard, but you have to make time to take care of yourself.”

Gayle King- CBS This Morning

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  • Is frequently posting pictures of her working out on her instagram
  • Works out with her best friend Oprah Winfrey
  • Works out for an hour, 5-6 days a week
  • For 30 minutes she does cardio, often on the treadmill, followed by 30 minutes of strength training either with resistance bands or free weights.
  • One day she concentrates on her upper body; the next day on her lower body.
  • Does abdominal exercises 3-4 days a week
  • “Before I was doing cardio, cardio, cardio,” she says. “And I wasn’t losing weight the way I’m losing now. Jim said to me that building up muscle really does burn calories faster. For me, that’s been the case.”
  • Lost 20 pounds during a three month makeover
  • Realizes maintenance is just as much work- if not more- than losing the weight initially

Hoda Kotb- Today

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  • goes to the gym often
  • does the StairMaster and weights
  • goes for early morning runs
  • cancer survivor
  • completed a triathlon

Dr. James Sears- The Doctors

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  • lost 45 pounds
  • tapped into his competitive spirit by turning his weight loss into a challenge
  • joined a cycling team and a triathlon club
  • completed a half ironman
  • frequently travels the country, speaking about the importance of good family nutrition
  • passions include endurance cycling, mountain biking, triathlons, snow skiing, and hiking

Jeannie Mai- The Real


  • motivates herself to get to the gym by dressing cute
  • prefers exercising outdoors
  • likes hiking
  • carries healthy snacks
  • normally eats 5-6 small meals throughout the day
  • avoids wheat products

Dr. Jennifer Ashton- The Doctors

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  • fitness enthusiast
  • lifts weights, runs, swims, bikes, and does a type of resistance stretching called the Bar Method
  • also likes Soul Cycle
  • triathlete
  • eats healthy
  • helps women achieve the best health and wellness

Dr. Jenn Berman- Couples Therapy


  • was a champion rhythmic gymnast in her youth
  • struggled with an eating disorder in the past
  • adopted a no diet philosophy to recover
  • has created an eight-week “intuitive eating” treatment program for women suffering from eating disorders
  • “die-hard” equestrian

Julie Chen- The Talk

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  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Cross-fit
  • Work out with a trainer
  • Runs
  • “I work out six days a week. Three days a week, I work with my trainer doing CrossFit, two days a week doing yoga, and one day a week Pilates. Sundays are my days off most of the time. Otherwise, it’s treadmill and maybe some weights. I do it first thing in the morning. I get up an hour earlier to get it done. I love it.”

Katie Couric- Katie


  • Loves spinning because it is such a great workout and she cannot quit halfway through a class
  • Pilates
  • Dance
  • Exercise bootcamp
  • Is not a fan of strict diets and loosely follows weight watchers
  • Watches her portions
  • She advocates exercise both on her talk show and on her Facebook page, posting motivational thoughts such as “I’m trying to exercise more, you should too!!”

Kelly Ripa- Live! With Kelly and Michael

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  • tries to exercise every day
  • practices a variety of cardio workouts, such as brisk walking, running, and cycling
  • does yoga
  • loves doing AKT INMOTION, a cardio dance training class
  • insists on eating everything in moderation
  • includes Greek yogurt, leafy green vegetables, and fruits in her breakfast
  • diet focuses on organic vegetables, salads, and omega-3-rich fatty fish
  • eliminates sugar and processed foods

Lara Spencer- Good Morning America

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  • does yoga once or twice a week
  • plays tennis a lot
  • tries to eat well

Matt Lauer- Today

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  • likes to ski

Dr. Mehmet Oz- The Dr. Oz Show

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  • starts his morning every day with a 7-minute workout routine that includes yoga and a few strength-building exercises
  • made a DVD of his personal fitness program
  • when he’s traveling and can’t make it to the gym, works out in his hotel room
  • eats a Mediterranean-type diet
  • regular meal plan includes Greek yogurt for breakfast, brown rice, broccoli ,and fish or tofu for lunch, and a snack of almonds or carrots every two hours
  • 90% vegetarian

Meredith Vieira- The Meredith Vieira Show

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  • struggled with her weight as a child and developed an eating disorder
  • in 2010, lost 10 pounds after going on a 28-day detox diet (banning sugar, gluten, alcohol, and caffeine) and changing her fitness routine to include working out with heavy weights
  • appreciates “the need to exercise, eat right, and find inner peace”
  • pushes herself to get to the gym or go for a run even when she may not feel like it
  • completed the NYC marathon in 2010

Michael Strahan- Live! With Kelly and Michael

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  • Although athletes are usually ineligible for these lists (because it is their profession to be fit) we include this former pro football player because he is retired and has maintained his fitness, which many retired athletes do not. He is a great example to all former athletes.
  • trains five days a week with a whole-body circuit
  • health and wellness advocate
  • spokesman for Meta, a new line of wellness products
  • minimizes sugar, dairy, and pasta
  • focuses on a high-protein diet

Michael Symon- The Chew

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  • former wrestler
  • tries to work out 5 days a week, including 3 days of lifting weights and 2 days of cardio
  • enjoys working out with a partner
  • eats a lot of Greek yogurt
  • advocates a natural diet, in which the foods contain no chemicals, hormones, pesticides, or other additives
  • recommends avoiding foods with more than one ingredient that you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce
  • encourages kids to get involved early on in physical activity
  • enjoys a lot of yoga
  • Also made our list of Fittest Celebrity Chefs

Natalie Morales- Today

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  • schedules fitness into her daily routine and makes it a priority
  • gets an hour of exercise at least five or six days a week
  • runs marathons
  • Morales and her husband try to compete in at least one half marathon and one triathlon every year
  • “We really place a lot of value and importance on being healthy.”
  • when she doesn’t have access to a gym, Morales will download a yoga app on her phone or complete a quick full-body workout in her hotel room
  • eats healthy

Norah O’Donnell- CBS This Morning


  • Ran her first half marathon in 2013 and chronicled her training routine for fans
  • Started running track and field at age 13
  • As a working mom, still runs 2-3 times a week and works out with a trainer once a week
  • Says her and her family eat incredibly healthy but that she does not deprive herself
  • Her kids enjoy going running with her, so they spend time working out as a family
  • Goes on runs with her husband as well

Dr. Phillip McGraw- Dr. Phil

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  • Wrote the book The 20/20 Diet to help people lose weight
  • Has 7 Tips for weight loss
    • Right Thinking
    • Healing Feelings
    • A No-Fail Environment
    • Mastery over food and impulse eating
    • High-Response cost, High-Yield Nutrition
    • Intentional Exercise
    • Your circle of support

Queen Latifah- The Queen Latifah Show

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  • We don’t believe skinny is healthy, and Queen Latifah is a perfect example of a woman who works at her fitness and deserves to be on this list.
  • works with personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins, to be healthier, not skinnier
  • does yoga
  • follows a diet of lots of vegetables, fruits, eggs, and other healthy foods
  • hit the gym at least 5 days every week (including lots of treadmill and elliptical)
  • lost 20 pounds
  • switches up exercises to avoid getting bored, including activities such as boogie-boarding, biking, and jogging
  • “I kind of keep everything in moderation, exercise, and eat right.”

Rachael Ray- The Rachael Ray Show

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  • took up jogging while recovering from throat surgery and got hooked on working out
  • dropped two jeans sizes and shaved two inches off her waist
  • goes to the gym 6 days a week and does 3.5 miles either running on the treadmill or using the elliptical
  • also does strength work
  • drinks lots of water
  • stays true to her Mediterranean heritage, using lots of whole foods and EVOO

Robin Roberts- Good Morning America

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  • after breast cancer diagnosis, stopped eating as much red meat
  • does yoga, Pilates, stretching, light weight work, pushups, sit-ups, and resistance training
  • follows a healthy diet
  • champion of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity

Rosie Perez- The View

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  • Dances Regularly, in the shower, at home, all over the place
  • Grew up playing team sports, which she credits to being a great foundation for staying in shape
  • Says that having muscles develop as a child is so important because muscles do remember, she encourages people with kids to put them in sports so that they can have a fighting edge as they get older
  • Did kung-fu for a couple years and loved it
  • Doesn’t like going to the gym, but is very sporty, she goes and plays tennis with friends, plays baseball
  • Loves walking and lives in NYC, so gets to do it often
  • Says walking is one of the best exercises and it’s very underrated
  • Walks long distances even in heels!

Savannah Guthrie- Today

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  • tries to go jogging a few times a week
  • also does yoga and Pilates
  • “working out is incredibly important to keep my energy up”
  • was an aerobics instructor in college
  • loves to play tennis

Steve Harvey- The Steve Harvey Show

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  • started the “50 and Fly” campaign, which encourages men ages 40 and older to tone up, slim down, eat right, and stop using age as an excuse to let themselves go
  • lost weight by working out with personal trainer, Steve Harvey, and cleaning up his diet
  • if he strays from his diet, puts some extra time on the treadmill

Tamera Mowry-Housley- The Real


  • gained 48 pounds while pregnant
  • after she stopped breastfeeding her son, Tamera began cutting calories and exercising 5 days a week to get back in shape
  • included 2 days of Pilates
  • focused on eating 80 percent healthy and 20 percent whatever she wanted
  • writes a blog that includes tips on healthy living

Dr. Travis Stork- The Doctors

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  • enjoys biking
  • makes an effort to get up and walk around as much as possible
  • packs healthy snacks, like mixed nuts, whole grains, or fruit when traveling
  • eats 5-6 smaller meals each day
  • focuses on lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbs
  • tries to not overeat and listen to his body
  • eats a mostly vegetable-based diet, with meat about 1-2 times a week
  • “Be the CEO of your own health.”

Wendy Williams- The Wendy Williams Show

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  • has battled her weight since first grade
  • lost 30 pounds over the course of 2 years by making small changes in her lifestyle
  • goes to the gym at least 2 or 3 times a week and works out with her trainer for an hour
  • does mostly cardio, some yoga, and some weights
  • works a lot with the elliptical machine
  • tries to eat “clean”
  • drinks a lot of water

Honorable Mentions:

These Hosts are on a truly great path to healthy lifestyle and we commend them on their recent lifestyle changes and choices. They are truly inspiring and a great example to their fans and viewers- keep up the good work!

Kathie Lee Gifford- Today

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  • gave up bread, sweets, and dairy
  • exercises

Rosie O’Donnell- The View

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  • After suffering a heart attack in 2012, said she wanted to adopt a totally heart healthy lifestyle, which means losing weight to put less strain on the heart
  • Underwent gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013 and has lost over 50 pounds since
  • She says eating right is still a daily struggle
  • Adopted plant-based diet after her health issues
  • Tries to walk daily

Sharon Osbourne- The Talk

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  • Is very open about her 30 pound weight loss right before her 60th birthday
  • Followed the Atkins Diet
  • Lots of regular exercise and family support
  • Says to Focus on the “day-to-day” benefits instead of the number on the scale.
  • Had gastric bypass surgery in 1999 and lost 125 pounds but said it didn’t stick. “The band was not the solution to my weight struggles, as I had hoped it would be. It was just like everything else, you find a way around it,” she writes on her diet blog. “And I found out that if I had a glass of wine, it loosened it up and I could eat whatever I wanted, so it became redundant.”

Whoopi Goldberg- The View


  • Lost 35 pounds over the summer before beginning this season of The View
  • Followed our fittest celebrity chef’s plan and book
  • She says she is taking it day by day
  • Quit her 46 year smoking habit as well


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