Good Day Alabama: Jan. 4, 2016

Good Day Alabama: Jan. 4, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh works out on this Exercise Monday! He joins 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.  For more information, call 205-583-3000 log on to

MOMMY MINUTE - Clare talked with Amy Walker from the Parenting Assistance Line.  It's based in Tuscaloosa. PAL is a free and confidential phone line.  It is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you call after hours or on the weekend you can leave a message and volunteers will call you back.  But what it is a free and confidential phone line that parents, grandparents, caregivers can call and get help finding resources in whatever county you live. They take questions about kids from birth to adolescents. They guide parents through those difficult different stages and have developmental information about the different things your children will go through as they grow and as they mature and as they develop and it just helps you know you're doing the right thing.  It is confidential, you don't have to give your name or your phone number. The number is (866) 962-3030.

FINEBAUM ON FOOTBALL - Mike talked with Paul Finebaum about the bowl game season. The SEC broke a record with 8 bowl game wins! Only Florida and Texas A&M lost their games. Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and LSU won their games. Alabama advances to the National Championship game to play Clemson next Monday night in Arizona. Paul discusses Clemson and Coach Dabo Swinney's ties to Alabama. He played at Alabama and was on the 1992 National Championship team. They also discuss the Birmingham Bowl and Auburn's big win over Memphis to close out a shaky season.

NEW YEAR SKIN APPROACH - Dermatologist Dr. Sarah Sawyer recommends an anti-inflammatory diet to help your skin look its best this year. The diet counteracts chronic inflammation, which leads to many serious diseases and at the same time, keeps the skin looking its best.  Dr. Sawyer brought a number of fresh foods that are core building blocks of the diet. While fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats are the core of the anti-inflammatory diet, we know the first Monday of the year brings anxiety over healthy lifestyle changes, so we're going to discuss the many tasty items included in the anti-inflammatory diet that will keep you from feeling deprived. At the top of the pyramid is dark chocolate. Keep in mind, the top of the pyramid means the item that should be consumed the least, but it is still on there! Dark Chocolate is known to be rich in flavonoids, which are also potent antioxidants. Dark chocolate should be at least 70 percent cacao to achieve the best health benefit. Because moderation and quality are key, I recommend keeping a dark chocolate bar, such as Sprouts' Dark Chocolate bar – 72 percent cacao, on hand and enjoying it a square at a time. Next on the pyramid is red wine. Red wine offers resveratrol and anthocyanins. Together, they are known to increase heart health in several pathways and have excellent antioxidant benefits. Moderation is again key here and 1 – 2 glasses per day maximum is recommended. Supplements are up next. She recommends taking supplements mixed into a morning smoothie. Dr. Sawyer showed us some of her favorite smoothie ingredients. Tea is recommended at 2 – 4 cups per day. Specific varieties suggested include white, green and oolong teas. They all offer potent antioxidants that hinder dangerous free radicals in the body. Healthy herbs and spices are also recommended in unlimited amounts, so you can add turmeric or ginger to your tea routine to give it a greater health boost.

Other sources of protein and healthy fats that people will be pleased to see included are high quality, natural cheeses; nuts, especially walnuts, and avocados.

BLOUNT COUNTY D.A. - This week Blount County leaders will discuss security procedures at the Blount County Correctional Facility.  This comes after that accused murderer broke free from the facility. Justin MacNeill escaped on Saturday by breaking down a fire door and using a ladder to climb a fence. Authorities say the ladder was left behind from a maintenance job. Investigators later found MacNeill at his girlfriend's apartment... a few miles from the jail. Sheriff's officials say they are investigating the alarm system. They'll meet with district attorney Pam Casey to address any security concerns. She talked with Janice this morning about her concerns over safety and security at the facility.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we talk stocks and the changing markets plus how to set new financial goals for 2016. Jeh Jeh takes us to check out the latest developments with the Red Rock trail. New books, movies, and music hit store shelves for your entertainment! We check them out! And we get some advice for your winter garden! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!