Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama on May 4, 2015:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh works out on this Exercise Monday! He joined us with Curtis Starks at EVO Be Fit. It is located at 2006 2nd Avenue North. Evo is a Boot camp style workout center with it's own personal training program tailored to your goals while sharing the attention of your trainer with a few other clients. Curtis and his team work closely with each client to create an optimum workout based on your age, ability, physical condition and lifestyle. This morning Curtis explains several exercises using a medicine ball. For more information, call 205- 583-3000 log on to evobefit.com.
MOMMY MINUTE - In today's Mommy Minute we looked at what you need to do to childproof your vacation destination. Jennifer Walker and Laura Hunter showed us some items to help. They recommend the first thing you do when you arrive is sweep. Then move any cleaning supplies under the sink and move any breakables that could fall. Store them all away safely in a closet. They showed us edge bumpers to use along long edges or on corners. They remind parents to take some extra outlet covers with them to put over the outlets. And they showed us some great tools to keep drawers and cabinets closed and secure.
BBB - Beware of "jobs" or "business opportunities" that seem to offer high pay for work you can do at home. Often these programs are bogus. Common scams involve: package forwarding, Internet searches or advertising, envelope stuffing, medical billing, discount or coupon programs, rebate processing, distributorships, sales, or the purchase of special equipment or software to start businesses. Many people lose large sums of money through work at home scams. Some versions of these scams – like package forwarding – might also involve the victim in crimes such as identity theft and handling of stolen merchandise. Here are 6 tip-offs that the "opportunity" could be a scam:
-Big bucks for simple tasks. Watch out if they promise to pay you a lot of money for jobs that don't seem to require much effort or skill.
-Job offers out of nowhere from strangers. If they offer you a job without getting an application from you first, meeting you, or doing an interview, it's probably a scam.
-Requests for up-front payments. If someone wants you to make an advance payment to "get in" on the ground floor of a new business opportunity – especially if it's a big investment, or you don't have much information about the deal – this is a big red flag.
-They ask you to wire the money. If you wire a payment to somebody, it's gone forever.
-High pressure to do it now. Don't be in a hurry to accept an unsolicited offer of work, or to make a business investment, particularly if the other party is asking you to spend your money on the deal.
-Take your time. If somebody tries to convince you that this is a "limited time" offer and you have to act now, just tell them to forget it.
For more information, visit bbb.org.
JONES 5K RUN & WALK - The Ora L. Jones Memorial Foundation hosts the Inaugural 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at 8am at Orr Park in Montevallo to raise money for it's annual scholarship fund. Ora Jones passed away almost four years ago from congestive heart failure. For the past three years her family has honored her memory by donating one scholarship to a deserving high school student. This year the family hopes to expand that and give out multiple scholarships. The cost of the race is $20 each and includes a t-shirt. All proceeds from the race will be given out in scholarships to high school students in Shelby County and surrounding areas. Following the race, there will be a health fair which includes free health screenings in an effort to raise awareness on preventative health measures. And if you know a high school student interested in applying for a scholarship, the deadline is May 7th. For more information on the race and how to apply for a scholarship, visit orajonesfoundation.org.
ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at (205) 879-6964 ext 11.
BLUE ZONE - A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. So what's the formula for success? Dan Buettner gives us his answer in his new book "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People."
For more than a decade, National Geographic explorer and longevity expert Dan Buettner has traveled the globe in search of the world's longevity hot spots, communities he's identified as "Blue Zones" - Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; the Ogliastra region of Sardinia; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya, Costa Rica. These are places with high concentrations of 100-year-olds who have grown old without preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Buettner's first book based on his research, "The Blue Zones," was a New York Times best-seller and media sensation, sparking intense curiosity and conversation around the world about the secrets to living longer, healthier lives. Since then, Buettner has committed himself to using his findings for a bigger purpose — to help Americans get healthy. In 2009, he launched the Blue Zones Project, the largest preventive health care project in the United States, which has improved the health of more than 5 million Americans. Now, in his new book, he reveals how to transform your health using the smart eating and lifestyle practices of the world's longest-lived people and shows how large-scale community changes can replicate Blue Zones in America. For more information, visit bluezones.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we talk with Rachael Ray about the fun she has coming up soon on her show! Last week we explained what "probate" is.... and this week we explain how to avoid it - in Money Tuesday! We show you great books for summertime reads! And we check out the newest music and movies hitting store shelves this week! And Jeh Jeh checks out the latest trails in Red Rock Tuesday! Join us for this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!