Good Day Alabama for April 3, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for April 3, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 3, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - Today is National Walking Day and Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your family, friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, however, it can be prevented in many cases Simple lifestyle changes, like getting regular exercise, can put a dent in your risk of developing heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days per week . Walking is a great way to exercise: It's free, it's easy and it has the lowest dropout rate of any other exercise. Here in Birmingham, National Walking Day kicks off the countdown to the Birmingham Heart Walk, which is taking place on Saturday, June 22 at Uptown Birmingham. This is the first year that the Walk is launching from Uptown Birmingham. The Birmingham Heart Walk is sponsored nationally by Subway and Jenny Craig. The local presenting sponsor is Baptist Health System. The event includes a 5K run and a 1 mile walk. The point of the Heart Walk campaign is to encourage people to make healthier lifestyle decisions, like getting more exercise, eating better and giving up smoking. For more information, visit

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Andrea Scherrens from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Farm Day at the Zoo. For more information, visit

- The Alabama BBQ Bracket: Quest for the Best started with 36 teams from around the state. The competition is now down to the final four - Jim N Nick's from right here in Birmingham, Sam's BBQ in Montgomery, The Shed in Mobile, and Big Bob Gibson from Decatur. Our local team - Jim N Nicks - joined us this morning with the scoop. This contest is hosted by the Alabama Tourism Department and you can vote on the official Facebook page - The winner will be announced on Monday.

- Janice talked with Thandie Newton who stars in "Rogue"  - the first original show airing on DirecTv. It premieres tonight. It is the story of Grace Travis - a wife, mother of two, and the bay area's best undercover detective. She is abruptly pulled out of the field when her son, Sam, is killed in a drive by shooting. Grace goes ROGUE slipping back undercover as "Jackie Hays" to solve her son's murder. For more on Thandie, visit For more on the show, visit If you don't have DirecTv to watch the show, look for it on DVD after the season ends.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Tim Lee is a Cardiologist at Trinity Medical Center. He joined us to take viewer questions about Risk Factors and Heart Disease.

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joined us to discuss herbs and vegetables.  For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is (205) 879-3839. Or you can email him at

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, top drivers make their way to town for the Honda Indy Grand Prix this weekend and we catch up with some of them live at the Barber Motorsports Park! It's Babypalooza weekend in Tuscaloosa and Jeh Jeh takes us there to check it all out - from clothes to strollers to food - we check out all the latest products, safety, and ideas for your little one! The love doctor is in the house to answer your relationship questions. Email us at or send us a message on Facebook and we'll ask your questions to the doctor! And from fashion deals to beach bargains, the Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great ways to save you money! The top seven sing on American Idol tonight to win your votes! We talk with Rob and Jeannine with Magic 96 for their thoughts on the performances, who is headed home, and who will win! And our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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