Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 16, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - The Outlet Shops of Grand River is asking you to give back by cleaning out your closets for the greater good and donating your gently used items to King's Home. Starting Friday, April 19, the first 1,000 people to donate 10 items or more will receive a $25 gift card to The Outlet Shops of Grand River. The "Give and Get Back" event will run through Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Everyone who donates 10 items or more will receive exclusive sales and discounts at participating stores throughout the center. The Outlet Shops of Grand River is partnering with King's Home, located in Chelsea, AL, an organization that gives hope to youth, women and children seeking refuge from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and other difficult circumstances. Your spring cleaning can make a difference in the lives of those in need. Alabama's leading retail outlet shopping center invites you to clean for a cause this spring. The first 1,000 people to donate 10 or more items will be given a $25 gift card to The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Every person that donates 10 or more gently used clothing items will be given a wristband and tax receipt from King's Home that will qualify them to receive the exclusive sales and discounts at participating stores throughout the center. Gift cards are limited to one per customer. Donations can be dropped off in The Outlet Shops of Grand River's Food Court near Auntie Anne's Pretzels. The drop off will be open from 10am-9pm on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, Noon-6pm on Sunday, April 20 and 10am-7pm on Monday, April 21. Items that qualify for donations include shirts, t-shirts, blouses and tops, sweaters, slacks, pants and shorts, men's and women's suits, jackets, coats, shoes, handbags and other similar items. Clothing items should simply be folded and not on hangers. For more information on The Outlet Shops of Grand River and a full schedule of events, please visit www.shopsofgrandriver.com.
MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us to explain if life insurance a good investment. He says if the insured person is in much poorer health now than he/she was when policy was initiated, it's probably a good investment. If that person's health is unchanged, it may still be a reasonable investment and there is a way to calculate this. Your agent can run a report that shows the projected rate of return to the death benefit on a year-by-year basis. Assuming the insured lives into his/her eighties or nineties; this return may be in the 3% to 5% range…a conservative return similar to historical returns for bonds, CDs and money market accounts. If you've owned the policy for a long time, say thirty or more years, it may be at a point that no more premiums are required. Again, your agent can provide you this answer. For more information, visit www.welchgroup.com.
DR. ASA - Dr. Asa Andrew revealed his top 5 ways to slim up and break into spring. He says you should eat more fat!Fat burns fat so each nuts, seeds, avocados, and coconut oil proven to burn excess body fat. His second point - increase your water intake... this includes teas. The rule of thumb is to drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water each day. That means a person weight 150pounds should drink 75 ounces. This increases fat burning. His third point - supplement with Green Tea Extract (or drink more green tea), and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). These have been university tested and proven to burn up the fat. Dr. Asa recommends you get more sleep before midnight. He says every minute of sleep before midnight equals four minutes after. Sleep resets hormones like testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, and growth hormone that reduces body fat and increases lean muscle. And lastly, Dr. Asa says move! He recommends you exercise five days a week for 30 minutes a day. Known as America's Health and Lifestyle Coach®, Asa Andrew, MD is a national best-selling author, radio and TV host, and founder of Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit dedicated to health education and supporting the uninsured. He has dedicated his life to helping others thrive in their health.
ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS MONTH - National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 with the support of then Secretary of HHS, Tommy Thompson. That year, President George W. Bush announced that the month of April will be observed as National Donate Life Month, a time to raise public awareness of the critical need for organ, tissue, marrow and blood donations. National Donate Life Month features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. An outgrowth of the celebratory month is the Flags Across America initiative that began in 2009. It honors and celebrates the hundreds of thousands of donors and recipients whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donation. The initiative rallies every donor hospital and transplant center, as well as all recovery agencies, to collectively fly the Donate Life flag during April. Many partnering hospitals choose to fly a Donate Life flag throughout the year every time a donation occurs at their centers. The concept is to make a very visible and unified statement about the importance of donation and thus reflect the dire need for donors and encourage people to register their donation decisions. For more information, and to register to be a donor, please visit the AOC's website at www.alabamaorgancenter.org or call 1-800-252-3677.
WILDLIFE EXPERT - Stuart R. Goldsby is the Regional Hunter Education Coordinator for Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. He discusses camouflage. He shows us different items and patterns like clothing, tape, hats, etc. for use in the field. For more information call: Outdoor Alabama's Wildlife section 334-242-3469, Enforcement section 334-242-3467, Fisheries section 334-242-3471, or visit outdooralabama.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, the Birmingham Children's Theatre brings A Night in Neverland to life! Jeh Jeh brings us the scoop on how you can enjoy the performance! We want to keep you and your family safe so we turn to the fire department for advice on safety in your kitchen! We check out the Decorator's Showhouse and find out how you can see it firsthand. Our veterinarian joins us to take your questions! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!