Good Day Alabama: May 13, 2015 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Shred-A-Thon, Regions celebrity pro-am golf tournament, gardening safety

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with Amy Toman from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the giraffes. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

SHRED-A-THON - FOX6 WBRC and AARP of Alabama sponsor the 2015 Shred-a-Thon to help protect you and your family from identity theft. This is your chance to bring old documents for us to shred for you. The best part - it's a free service! We will also accept non-perishable food donations for local food banks. The series of Shred-a-thons continues today from 7am until 2pm at the the Pelham Civic Complex - 500 Amphitheater Road in Pelham. You can bring up to 3 bags or 3 copy paper sized boxes of documents to shred. Types of documents experts recommend you shred include cancelled checks, ATM and credit card receipts, old credit cards, credit card offers, bills, old bank statements, tax records and receipts - keep for 7 years, medical records and bills - keep for a year, & pay stubs - keep for a year. Visit FTC.gov/idtheft for tips on how to report and prevent identity theft. You can also visit AARP.org/FraudWatchNetwork  for more details about spotting scams, avoiding credit card fraud and more.

LEBOOTCAMP - We can learn many things from the French: how to dress with panache, how to age well, how to be more romantic, and, maybe most importantly, how to live a healthy life while still enjoying simple pleasures. New York Times bestsellers such as French Women Don't Get Fat and The Dukan Diet prove that American readers are eager to learn nutrition and fitness tips with French flair. Now comes the newest, hottest worldwide nutrition and fitness phenomenon, LeBootCamp Diet: The Scientifically-Proven French Method to Eat Well, Lose Weight and Keep it Off For Good by healthy living coach and international media sensation Valerie Orsoni. LeBootCamp Diet offers an appealing approach to diet and exercise that will help readers lose weight the French way—no guilt and no excuses. With delicious recipes, no calorie-counting or healthy fat limits, and Valerie's signature 25th Hour Exercises to build workouts into your daily routine, LeBootCamp Diet has already helped more than a million people around the world lose weight and keep it off; it's the delicious international diet that combines healthy living with the celebrated French joie de vivre! For more information, visit LeBootCamp.com.

JEH JEH LIVE - The Regions Tradition begins today at Shoal Creek in Alabama. Shoal Creek is a proven venue that has stood the test of time, having previously hosted two PGA Championships in 1984 and 1990. The 7,231-yard, par 72, Jack Nicklaus designed layout provided 3-stroke victories for both Lee Trevino in 1984 and Wayne Grady in 1990. The Champions Tour tournament is a 72 hole competition with no cuts! Today is the celebrity pro-am with players like Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Bo Jackson, Coach Bruce Pearl, Coach Nick Saban, Coach Avery Johnson, Coach Dan Mullen, Taylor Hicks, and more. The Regions Tradition has an economic impact of more than $25 million to the greater Birmingham area. For tickets or more information, visit regionstradition.com.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. John Farley is an internal medicine physician at St. Vincent's One Nineteen. He takes viewer questions about their health. He also points out how important it is for each individual to have a Primary Care Physician. Primary Care Physicians coordinate an individual's care – whether it's treating the patient themselves or referring him or her to the necessary specialist. They play a key role in a patient's overall health. If you or a loved one need a physician referral, call St. Vincent's Dial-A-Nurse at 205-939-7878.

GARDENING - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Bethany O'Rear discussed safety in the garden. After a long, cold and wet winter, Spring which has felt like summer recently is here. With folks getting out in the garden or landscape – important to remember some safety tips

First, use appropriate PPE - personal protective equipment

• Safety glasses/goggles - clear or tinted – mowing, pruning, weedeating. Imperative! Many times debris can enter the eye before you know it. Mowing – debris or gravel propelled from the mower and can enter eye.

• Ear protection - muffs or ear plugs – running power equipment. Repeated use has a cumulative effect.

• Long pants – less bug bites, branch scratches, and more comfortable when you have to kneel down to weed or plant.

• Insect repellent – protection against diseases caused by mosquitoes and ticks

• Sunscreen - SPF 15 or higher – UVA/UVB on all exposed skin, even in winter

• Wide-brimmed hat

• Gloves – helps to prevent pruning injuries, important when pulling weeds such as poison ivy, poison oak, etc.

• Know your limits in the heat. Save strenuous garden chores for the cooler parts of the day – early morning or late evening.

• Drink plenty of fluids, take breaks often.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we catch up with the winner of American Idol! We also talk with Rob Conrad from Magic 96 about how he thinks the winner will fare in today's music industry! Our expert joins us with advice on teaching values to your children! In Our House we explain why certain electrical outlets are so important in certain areas of the home! Make sure your house is protected! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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