Gifts for grads plus Hangout Festival update

Gifts for grads plus Hangout Festival update

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama on May 11, 2015:

HANGOUT FESTIVAL - Janice talked with Shaul Zislin - owner of the Hangout. He told us all about the Hangout Music Festival coming up this weekend. It runs from 11am until 11pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Gulf Shores. Sam Smith was scheduled to perform but had to back-out due to throat surgery. Some of this year's musicians on the beach include Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Skrillex, Foster the People, Paramore, Spoon, Umphrey's McGee, Major Lazer, TV on the Radio, Phantogram, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Jenny Lewis, Dirty Heads, Krewella, Adventure Club, Lupe Fiasco, Cold War Kids, Future Islands, Vance Joy and more. Tickets begin at $249. For tickets or more information, visit

VET SPECIALIST - Dr. Tomeshia Hubbard discusses seasonal allergies - how they affect pets, the symptoms, how to diagnose seasonal allergies and how to treat seasonal allergies. The most common signs of allergies are itching, hair loss and redness. She also stresses that pets can take antihistamines. Dr. Tomeshia Hubbard owns Alabama Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Service - 186 Oxmoor Rd, Ste A1 and B1, Homewood, AL 35209. You can reach her office at 205-218-2707. Dr. Jerome Williams is at Red Mountain Animal Clinic. For more information, call 205-326-8080 or

GIFTS FOR GRADS - Jaime Sullivan shows us some great gift ideas for graduates - high school and college. She found all of these at local stores.

1. State of style Crystal stay pendants. $34.99 at Snoozy's in Crestline

2. Belmont messenger bag $74.95 at Bluewillow in Cahaba Heights.

3.Picture it on canvas - iPad Mini Custom Wrap Case:($49.95)

4. Terry town waffle robe- $21.95 + $10 for monogram. Blue Willow

5. Personalized pajama set $78 Chickadee

6. Be Brilliant tote bag - $265

7. Thank you cards - personalized - prices vary. - Please Reply in Crestline.

8. Seer sucker cosmetic cases- Various colors/sizes prices range $12.95 to $22.95 - Blue Willow.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - The Spain Rehabilitation Center Women's Committee is hosting, with the support of CVS Crestline and Two Men And A Truck, a durable medical equipment donation event. The event will take place at CVS Crestline on May 12th from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. They will be accepting donated walkers, wheelchairs, etc., to support the patients at the Spain Rehabilitation Center.

GARDENING - JimmyRockett from Bug Juice Gardens joined us to take viewer questions about their gardens. For more information, call 205-981-1151, email, or visit

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joins us live from the Shades Valley YMCA with Mickal Thomas. Today he shows us new exercises. He started with a focus on core strengthening and functional warm-up. For the Plank, lie on your stomach on an exercise mat or floor with your elbows close to your sides and directly under your shoulders, palms down and fingers facing forward. Engage your abdominal/core muscles. It should feel like you are tightening a corset around your ribs, waist and lower torso. Once your core is engaged, slowly lift your torso and the upper part of your thighs off of the mat, while the knees remain on the floor. Do not allow the lower back to sag or the hips to lift up in the air. Your shoulders should remain away from the ears. If wrist pain is an issue, drop to your elbows. Try holding this position a couple of times while continuing to breathe and maintain good form. Try this position before moving into a full plank so you understand the concept of how to engage your core. This will also give you a sense of how strong your arms are as you hold yourself up in a plank position. For those wanting to try an advanced move, begin in full plank position and place a small weightless ball under your rib cage. This will keep your body position accountable while you attempt to lift the opposite leg and arm simultaneously; repeat on the other side. For the Reverse Crunch, lie on you back with your knees bent to 90 degrees and your core muscles engaged. Place your arms out to the side with palms facing down. Keep your knees directly above the hips at 90 degrees and slowly drop your legs toward the floor. Once you feel loss of core control and/or your back start to arch, bring the legs back to the starting position and repeat the exercise. Do not move your upper body or your head during this exercise. Depending on your level of core strength, this movement could be very small. The stronger your core becomes, the lower you will be able to drop your legs. For the advanced version of this exercise, lie on your back with your legs at 90 degrees and place a small weightless ball on your shins. Do not hold the ball with your legs or let it sink down toward your ankles. Lift your torso up off the ground and twist to the right and the left. Then move into the Crunch with pause. From your back crunch forward while intensely tightening the abdominal muscles and releasing not dropping. You want to pre-exhaust so that when you move into targeting the muscle it's in need of recruiting more muscles fibers to perform the movement. Mickal shows us couple of exercises to do this. For Squats stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Dial your feet into the floor, activating your hips. Control the downward movement toward the floor—don't let gravity lower you down. Move the tailbone toward the floor, while maintaining a tall, engaged torso. Push the floor away and rise to stand, fully extending. For bent over rows, arms should be fully extended. Squeeze the scapula, stabilize the girdle and initiate the work or muscular contractions by pulling the dumbbells to the body. Create Tension and decrease rest. Movements will increase your heart rate, challenge the core, and strengthen the upper and lower body. In these movements we attempt to not fully recover and focus in on form. Doing this challenges the muscles and increases aerobic capacity. For cardio and stretching - finish your workout with light cardio to bring the body back to a steady state but continue burning a significant amount of calories. One of the most common areas that tighten and multiply problems is the IT band. Due to it crossing over multiple joints the pain can radiate over different parts of the body. To do this movement you must lie on your side with the bottom elbow on the ground to support your body weight. Start at the bottom of the IT band and slowly move up the leg 2 inches, and then down 1 inch. Continue this motion until you reach the top and proceed back down the leg, down 2 inches, up 1 inch. Repeat on the other leg. For more information, call 205-870-9622.

COOKING - Van Sykes showed us how to make a bacon grill cheese sandwich and taught us about the different cuts of bacon. He also told us all about the 6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival on Saturday, May 30th from 12-8pm at DeBardeleben Park. For complete details and tickets, visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, think you need a green thumb for a beautiful garden? Think again! We show you some simple plants that anyone can keep beautiful this summer! In Money Tuesday we bring you four tips for saving for retirement! New music and movies hit store shelves and we show you what's new in entertainment! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!