Good Day Alabama: Oct. 5, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Oct. 5, 2015

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh worked 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 its 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. Today Curtis discussed five Kettlebell exercises for beginners.

  1. Kettlebell Deadlift - Start with the kettlebell on the floor in front of you. Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your toes slightly turned out. Squat down and pick up the kettlebell, then stand up and drive through your heels, keeping your chest up and back straight. Squeeze your butt at the top and return all the way back to the ground until the kettlebell lands at your feet. This works the hamstrings, glutes and back.
  2. Kettlebell Swing - Start with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out. Grab the kettlebell on the floor in front of you and keep your arms loose as you send your hips back and drive to a standing position. From here, slightly bend your knees and using your lower back and hips, swing the kettlebell two inches forward, then push it backward through your legs. Swing forward again until you push the kettlebell out until your arms are parallel with the floor. Repeat. This works lower back and hips hamstrings.
  3. Kettlebell Squat Thruster - Start with two kettlebells, one in each hand, in the rack position: that is, grip both firmly by the handles and pull fists to chin keeping elbows pointed straight down. The kettlebells will rest along on your outside forearm. Keeping your arms tucked in close to your body, squat down and explosively drive the kettlebells overhead as you stand. Bring back to the rack position and repeat. This works shoulders, quads, hamstrings and glutes.
  4. Kettlebell One-Arm High Pull - Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Grab the kettlebell in front of you with your right hand and let it hang in front of your body, arm straight. Slightly bend your knees and use power from your legs and biceps to jerk the kettlebell rapidly up the middle of your body, leading with your elbow, until your hand is about eye level. Repeat.  This works lats, biceps, glutes.
  5. Kettlebell One-Arm Clean - Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Grip the kettlebell handle loosely with your right hand. The handles should run parallel to your feet, not across your body, and your thumb should point forward. Drive up with your legs and hips as you pull the bell up the midline of your body into a standing position, keeping it close for better control. Keeping a loose grip on the handle throughout the movement, bring the kettlebell up to your shoulder and rotate your arm so the kettlebell turns from the inside to the outside of your body. Return to starting position this works arms, shoulders, lower body.

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RACHEL CRUZE - TEACHING KIDS ABOUT MONEY - Rachel Cruze, Best-selling author and speaker for Ramsey Solutions, discussed four things to teach kids about money.

  • Work - Kids need to make the work-money connection; pay them a commission, not an allowance; work, get paid. don't work, don't get paid
  • Save - Saving will look different at different ages and have your child pick out an item and save up
  • Spend - kids need to have a little fun with the money they earn; let them buy smaller priced items; make sure you guide them in their buying decisions
  • Give - giving is the most fun you can have with money; encourage them to give of both time and money; incorporate them into your giving.

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  • Six-week course based on #1 New York Times best-selling book.
  • Includes lessons on work and responsibility, spending and wisdom, saving and patience, giving and generosity, debt and integrity and contentment and gratitude.

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FINEBAUM ON FOOTBALL - Janice talked with Paul Finebaum about big wins for both Alabama and Auburn this weekend. They discussed Alabama's huge win over Georgia. Auburn beat San Jose State for a nice pick-me-up this weekend. Four top teams struggled in their games this weekend. Alabama moved up in the polls. Florida beat Ole Miss and moved up in the polls as well. Auburn enjoys a week off this coming weekend while Alabama takes on Arkansas for Homecoming. Arkansas picked up a win over Tennessee this weekend.

SEWELL ON DMV - Congresswoman Terri Sewell denounced the decision by Alabama officials to close 31 driving license offices across the state, which disproportionally impacts residents in the 7th Congressional District. She says: "The voices of our most vulnerable citizens have been further silenced by the decision to close 31 driver's license offices across Alabama. Under Alabama's voter ID law, only a handful of photo identification can be used at polling places, and the state-issued driver's license is the most popular form of identification presented. To limit access to obtaining a driver's license -- while insisting on a photo ID to vote -- is an unconscionable and overt barrier to voting.Twenty-nine counties in Alabama will have no driver's license offices, of which 15 of those counties are located in the rural parts of the Black Belt. This fact means many of my constituents who have limited modes of transportation will be denied an equal opportunity to obtain a means to vote. To restrict the ability of any Alabamian to vote is an assault on the rights of all Alabamians to equally participate in the electoral process."

PICKING A COLLEGE & MAJOR - Sarah talked with Anthony ONeal, Youth and Money Expert with Ramsey Solutions. They discuss how to pick the right college and choose a major that sticks. He says:

  • Do your homework - learn about the schools and requirements
  • Weigh the costs of college - tuition, living, & travel
  • Explore different majors
  • Be patient - don't feel pressured, use patience to make the right decision for you

MOMMY MINUTE - It's October and you're child has been in school almost two months so he or she is probably bringing home a lot of germs.  Dr. Drew Wright at Greenvale Pediatrics says some of the most common illnesses they're seeing right now are the viral, upper respiratory infections or the common cold, we also see plenty of pink eye and hand foot and mouth disease.  He says for the common cold you can treat that with over the counter medications.  He says watch your child for a few days and if their symptoms continue to get worse, then take them to the doctor.  Also he says now is the time to get a flu shot.

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.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we fill you in on how you can get some free financial help in Money Tuesday! We check out new books for you to read this fall! Jeh Jeh takes part in a walking school bus to get kids to school! Plus we check out the latest entertainment news and check in with our nutritionist for the latest health news! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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