Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

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Mar
9

Car Insurance – Find The Right Provider For You

With all of the different car insurance companies available in the insurance market today, finding the right one can be an extremely difficult task. In fact, it can be downright nerve wracking to say the least. Many car insurance companies offer different kinds of packages, perks, and service to their customers. How do you know which one is best suited for your needs? How do you choose? In this article, we will discuss just how you should go about choosing the right car insurance company for you.

There are several different aspects that you need to look at when choosing a car insurance company and it is about more than just the price of the premiums you are required to pay. While cheaper is definitely better for most people, it could mean you are sacrificing other very important aspects. However, on the other hand, more expensive is not always better either. Here are some additional things you should be considering:

Customers Are # 1

The most important aspect that you should hold in high priority is customer service. You want to be sure that the company you choose puts customer service as high as possible on their list. This should be reflected in any person you deal with from the telephone operators, to the agents, to the insurance claim adjusters on the field. You should be treated with respect, compassion, and in a quick and fair manner.

You can often get your first glimpse into their customer service priorities just by speaking to someone over the phone. Call the company up, ask questions, find out how knowledgeable, friendly, and fast the person on the other end is.

Helpfulness

While this is relative to customer service, helpfulness describes its own consideration. The agents you deal with should be helpful in satisfying your needs. They should understand when you say no, you mean no. You may not want or need that extra insurance add on. However, at the same time, if you need something extra, they should be extremely helpful in finding it, changing your policies, and answering any questions you may have.

Availability and Response

You want a car insurance company that will respond to your needs immediately, not the next day or week. You need an insurance company who has someone on hand to handle your claims, accidents, or even assistance if you are stranded along side the road. Many insurance companies now offer free or additional road side assistance to their customers.

Finding the above can be difficult, because all companies will claim to offer the same type of service. However, to get a really good idea look to their present or past customers. Friends, family members, and colleges can be of great help in this area. Ask them who they use, how happy they are with that company, why they chose that company, and what companies they do not recommend, as well as why do not they recommend them. This is a great way to choose the right …

Mar
9

Personal Fitness – Six Things You Will not Know About Stretching For Fitness Until You Read This

If you research the subject of stretching thoroughly, one thing becomes glaringly obvious. There are conflicting views as to what is or is not true, what you should or should not do and how you should or should not do it.

Basically the latest research does not support all of the information that many fitness 'gurus' have been handing down for years. So what does the latest research say? I'm glad you asked!

1. Stretching is goal specific. Meaning the way you'll stretch as part of your cardiovascular or resistance routine will not be the same as the way you'll stretch for improving your range of motion.

2. Stretching after exercise does not prevent post-exercise muscle soreness. There is also little or no support for the theory that stretching immediately before exercise can prevent either overuse or acute sports injuries.

3. Dynamic or Ballistic Stretching is heading the way of the dinosaur. The forceful, jerky movements have been known to cause micro tears in the muscle fibers. Bouncing and pulling your muscles with force is one way way ticket to soreness, injury and joint pain.

4. Static stretching is one of the safest ways to stretch. After a proper warm-up, assume a maximum stretch position for each muscle and hold for 30 seconds. Shorter durations do not produce desired results and longer durations do not significantly increase benefits.

5. PNF Stretching is a technique which involves a combination of alternating static stretches with isometric muscle contracting. It was first used by physical therapists for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is considered the fastest way to improve range of motion.

6. Visualize while stretching each muscle group. You've got to be 'plugged in' mentally to get the best result. Take this quiet stretch time to improve your body awareness. Focus on what you're doing. Even in a recession, I do not think you're too poor to pay attention. …