6 Health & Wellness Documentaries You Should Watch ASAP!


You know what they say: "Education is the key to enlightenment," #SweatSisters. Those who know better will always do better, so here at PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT it's our job to make sure you're always in the know! Aside from online research, watching health and wellness documentaries are a great way to educate yourself about your body, the food industry as well as all of the ins and outs of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Plus, they're super fun to watch while spending a lazy night inside.

Not sure where to start? Keep scrolling for five inspiring and informative films — and let us know in the comments what you think!

Feel Rich: Health Is The New Wealth


Featuring a star-studded cast including Common, Quincy Jones and Russell Simmons, Feel Rich: Health Is The New Wealth is a must-see! In the documentary, musicians, athletes and others offer an inside look at their health journeys and discuss how they balance fame with a healthy lifestyle. Feel Rich: Health Is The New Wealth not only focuses on nutrition and fitness but also spirituality, emotional wellbeing and more! 

Forks Over Knives 



For the first time in history, doctors are now treating a generation of children who suffer from fatty liver disease — something that was once unheard amongst those under 40. As obesity, diabetes and other diseases skyrocket in America, Forks Over Knives explores how over time the changes in our diets have caused significant changes in our health as well. 

What The Health


What do the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries all have in common? Billions of dollars and millions of lives at stake. What The Health explores the link between diet and disease, spilling the details on how large corporations have been profiting off keeping Americans unhealthy.

Fed Up



If nothing else, Fed Up will 100% make you take a second look at what you're eating! This documentary unwraps what's exactly in America's favorite foods, diving into the uncomfortable topic of not only what we're consuming — but also how it may be consuming us too. 



Have you ever wondered what it's really like to "go vegan?" Well, now you can find out! and decide whether or not the lifestyle is something you'd consider. Vegucated is a documentary that follows six meat-eaters on their six-week conversion to a vegan diet. Trust us: What you see will surprise you!

The Game Changers

The Game Changers documentary follows an up and coming UFC fighter on his quest to find the optimal diet for human health and performance. Along the way, he meets with scientists and world renowned athletes like Jackie Chan to find answers, and what he finds changes his life forever! 
Check these amazing documentaries out, #SweatSisters, then let us know your thoughts in the comments! And if you've seen one (or all of them), we're super excited to learn what you think!

Olivia Marjorae is a rising junior at the illustrious Xavier University of Louisiana, studying Political Science with aspirations of becoming an Attorney. Olivia has a passion for journalism and creative writing, reading, and poetry. Olivia is a former member of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT CAU, and seeks to promote sisterhood and empowerment amongst other young women in all that she does.