Nominated for a Regional Emmy Award
Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health partnered with local advertising legends Richard Wilson and Steve Griak to create a fun and energetic video about the Exercise Your Right Initiative. Twin Cities Public Television produced Exercise Your Right to Feel Better Minnesota! The video is built around six songs written by Wilson that are performed by local Twin Cities artists including: T. Mychael Rambo, Kara Millerhagen, Ginger Commodore, Yolande Bruce, Cyndi Shepard, City Songs, Michael Johnson and Patty Peterson. Tips on healthy eating and physical activity are shared by local experts and members of the Twin Cities community working to take simple steps to improve their health and lives.
Exercise Your Right can be viewed on the Minnesota Channel (tptMN) throughout Minnesota and will be shown on a rotating schedule approximately every three months. more information
Check it Out
Check it out at your local library! DVDs are available at all Saint Paul and Ramsey County libraries. | Saint Paul Public Libraries | Ramsey County Libraries
Order Your Own Copy
Two versions of the video are available at no cost. | Order Form (pdf)
Full-length | 30 minutes
Public Service Announcements | 18 short clips
Using the Video
Helpful tips and guided questions to engage individuals, families and community. | How to Use Video (pdf) | Discussion Guide with Factsheets (pdf)
The following videos are short clips from the Exercise Your Right to Feel Better Minnesota video. They have been placed into categories based on topic. Broadcast the video on your community cable channel, use the clips at your worksite or show in your classroom to begin a discussions about physical activity, healthy eating, and healthy lifestyles.
48 ½ Hours A one-minute song highlighting how you can take one half hour each day to feel better through exercise.
Your Body Wants to Move A 90 second song that demonstrates how we can all feel better by balancing “energy in” and “energy out”.
Exercise your Right A 2-minute song encouraging us all to have fun, frolic, and feel better!
Mom & Son Talk A mother and her son talk about how sharing a walk brings us closer together and also helps us feel better.
Tennis The MLK Tennis Buffs demonstrate and talk about the benefits of lifelong physical activity in an interview with T. Mychael Rambo.
Drink Water, a catchy 30-second tune that reminds us that water is the natural, nurturing drink, with brief introduction.
Drink Water with Intro
Drink Water Drink Water, a catchy 30-second tune that reminds us that water is the natural, nurturing drink.
Water Discussion (long version) Discussion regarding benefits of drinking thirst quenching, naturally nurturing water.
Water Discussion Abbreviated discussion regarding benefits of drinking thirst quenching, naturally nurturing water.
Fruits and Vegetables Song The children of City Songs delight kids and adults with their musical message to eat fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Shopping Discussion Useful tips about shopping for healthy foods from T. Mychael Rambo & Kara Millerhagen and Dr. Thomas Kottke.
Fruits and Veggies Discussion Useful tips about eating fruits and vegetables from Dr. Thomas Kottke.
Reading Labels Registered Dietitian Karen Blanchard, emphasizes the importance of reading labels before choosing food for your table.
Grains Song In the song Whole Grains, an a cappella trio uses their vocal harmony to encourage viewers to eat whole grains (can only be viewed in full-length video).
Healthy Lifestyles Discussions
Healthy Living discussion (short version) Co-hosts T. Mychael Rambo and Kara Millerhagen discuss how making lifestyle choices to feel better can be simple. (short version)
Healthy Living discussion (long version) Co-hosts T. Mychael Rambo and Kara Millerhagen discuss how making lifestyle choices to feel better can be simple. (long version)
Balancing Energy-in and Energy Out discussion Co-hosts T. Mychael Rambo and Kara Millerhagen discuss “energy in” and “energy out” and share tips to make the choice to exercise easier.
Making Good Decisions Talking and singing about how today’s a good day to start exercising your right to feel better.
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