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Mar
15

How To Get Out Of Compromised Lifestyle After A Personal Injury

Accidents can happen anytime and can victimize anybody. Accident never alerts you, it just comes. It is our responsibility to be careful. Unfortunately whatever precautions you take to avoid accidents, they still occur. It is frightening to realize that actually we cannot stop unforeseen events from ruining our peaceful life. Top of that, sometimes it’s someone else’s fault that makes us helpless before destiny.

Not only a road accident; there are several things that could go wrong and make us suffer. Product liability is one such thing that may cause physical injuries to anybody, even to a homebound person. Assume you bought a chair which turned out to be defective. Now if the chair falls down when you are sitting on it, it will surely cause you damages and may lead to fractures even.

Just think, you had nothing to do with this accident! In the same way even when you drive carefully and try to adhere to all traffic rules, a heavy vehicle can crash your car all on a sudden. Automobile accidents often lead to severe physical injuries like injury in spinal cord, bone fractures etc. Costs of car repairing and medical expenses add to your expenditure.

Slip and fall is another kind of accident that most people experience at least once in life, unless they are lucky enough! Slip and fall sort of mishap can happen anytime. You might be walking to a poolside cafe and trip and fall on the floor. Limb fracture, back and head injuries are common in such cases. You need money to recover the damages. Compensation claim under the supervision of Florida attorneys may help you receive the required fund.

Unexpected activities by physicians, hospital authorities may also lead you to a bigger problem. Lots of people suffer from medical malpractice and all of them are innocent; it’s someone else who did the mistake or acted carelessly.

We may get involved in such cases anytime. Car accident, slip and fall accident can hit individuals when they are busy in their normal course of work. Depending on the severity, some injuries heal quickly while some may take months or years to cure. Hence, getting back to normal lifestyle is also delayed.

Life becomes hell after accidents. Injured persons and their family members are put to a compromised lifestyle without any fault. Money flows like anything. Top of that you suffer huge anxiety and tension.

If the accident was too harsh, victims might lose limbic organs causing permanent disability. Some people enter into coma due to severe head injury. If it was a life-taking accident, family might lose the only earning member even.

Personal injury claims come helpful in such cases. Victims can claim compensation for medical expenses, future treatments, job loss, other expenditure like car repairing and mental injuries as well. Personal injury law entitles you for compensation against all your damages.

Professional legal guidance not only helps you fight the legal battle effectively, but ensures suitable compensation that covers all your damages. …

Mar
5

Personal Injury Settlement Advice

Personal injury advice is often sent after getting injured from an accident. However, there is no exact and specific advice that covers all personal injury cases because every case is unique. To get specific advice, discuss a personal injury and how to get settlement for it with a reliable lawyer, health professional, and a therapist who can guide you to the actions you have to take.

Below are some general and easy-to-follow advice that you should take when making a personal injury settlement.

– First and foremost, if you are injured, you have to get immediate medical care. You have to tell your doctor what exactly happened so he can treat you accordingly. This can also help establish a detailed medical record that will be useful later.

– The next course of action you should take is to document the injury. Write down an account of the accident as soon as possible so that the details are still clear in your mind. Taking pictures of the scene of the accident is a good idea because the photos can also be used as evidence.

– If the personal injury is from an automobile accident, you will want to inform the police and your insurance company right away so appropriate actions will be taken.

– If your injury happens in the workplace, report what happened to your employer, boss or manager right away.

– Listen to all advice you receive from other people along the way, as some of them may be useful for you. However, do not make decisions impulsively. Think of the pros and cons of whatever action you wish to take.

The key to successful personal injury settlement, although it may seem counterintuitive at the time, is to record and document everything that has happened. Having detailed and tangible evidence is your best defense if your case goes to trial. And even if it does not, having a comprehensive and detailed paper trail at hand will enable better negotiating for you, and you will end up, hopefully, with a higher payout as well. …

Mar
4

Anatomy For Fitness Professionals

How to Master Muscular Anatomy Fast & Avoid the 5 Most Common Anatomy Mistakes
Anatomy = Foundation of Exercise Science

Learning anatomy as a fitness professional is like learning to build a foundation as an architect; it supports everything else!

Everything else is built on top of it!

Personal training is super dynamic and intimate, so I suppose you could make the same claim about personality being fundamentalist; if the client does not want to spend time with you because of your bad attitude or bad communication skills, it really doesnt matter how much you know!

But that is why we break up personal training sills into categories. Because training is so dynamic, it is helpful to break up the various skill sets into 3 key mega-competencies: interpersonal skills, exercise science, and business acumen.

Anatomy and biomechanics are the very foundation of exercise science, with physiology secondary. (What is physiology anyway, except your anatomies response to forces / mechanics?

It really does not matter how much you know about other areas of exercise science, if you do not have a strong foundation in biomechanics and anatomy, you will not be able to accurately and safely apply your knowledge.
Types of Anatomy

Within anatomy, there are multiple focuses; neural anatomy, bony anatomy, muscular anatomy. As a trainer, it is VERY important to keep in mind how many other structures there are in the body that affects its performance and health.

Yes, initially we should be focused on muscular anatomy, but as fitness professionals, we have to keep in mind that we tend to be too focused on muscles sometimes. Often, a tight muscle will tighten because of a fascial restriction! Everything is connected to everything through the fascial network. Just keep this in mind when you are problem solving and studying.

As you advance, more time should be sent on learning more advanced anatomy like fascial anatomy, and the anatomy of the tendons, ligaments, and how they attach to bony surfaces.
Practice Makes Perfect

There are a lot of great tools out there to learn anatomy. Use these tools, the first one is free, and practice with other trainers. Make cards, quiz each other, and try to link the specific names to your own exercise routine when you workout.

[Anatomy for fitness] getbodysmart.com – This website is AWESOME! It is a digital animation of the muscular system. Click and drag a little slider under each joint, and it will build the muscular support system around it from the most deep to the most wonderful. Very cool and definitely worth checking out, you can also click to see each muscles action, which is good but very simplified. (Be sure to read "Most Common Anatomy Mistakes" below). And it's free! Also, you can take a quiz on the site. Every new fitness professional should know about this site and spend time on it, it is great.

Human Anatomy Atlas of Human Anatomy DVD Set -This dvd set is AMAZING! I have watched all …

Mar
2

Real People – Real Jobs And Real Money

Dear Friends,

There is no doubt that working at home is a dream for many, if not most people. I think there is a part of everyone that wants to work at home. There are many ways to make money by working at home. You can start your own home based business, create a product and sell it, associate with an existing business, run online auctions, freelance for a company, do a job from home, or any of the many other ways to work at home.

Right now I am going to focus on making money at home with a work at home job or some form of it. Personally, I think that running your own home based business is the best way to work at home but sometimes that is just not an option for people.

There are many reasons why someone would want to have a work at home job to make extra money, rather than run a home based business. Here are a few that come to the top of my head:

1) Need to make a little extra money to get out of debts

2) Want to make some money to take a vacation.

3) Just want to make some money to put into savings.

4) Must work at home due to a disability.

5) Student that needs to make money for college but may not have time to run a home based business, so they just want an at home job.

6) Moms that need to make money to help provide for the family but must also stay at home with the kids (work at home jobs are great for you)

There are MANY other reasons why someone would choose to work at home. Why do you want to have a work at home job? You may or may not have one of the reasons above. Whatever your reason may be, there are tons of benefits to working at home. There are many legitimate ways to make money at home using the internet without actually running a "home business".

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Wish you good luck! …

Mar
1

Communication Skills – Powerful Tools for Personal and Professional Success

In a well-known study, 3,000 people were asked what scared them most. The number one answer was "public speaking".

Poor communication skills can create chaos in the workplace. The very reason for communication is to be understood. To get positive results, speakers need to understand the effect of their words on others. Listeners need to understand what they hear by avoiding quick judgment and misinterpretation. Strategies for making sure communication is clear and direct so that listeners receive information accurately.

Have you ever expressed an opinion that led others to become defensive or hostile – even if you did not mean it personally? Many people have reasons for believing they're being attacked. Defensive behavior can lead to hurt feelings, arguments and hostilities, often affecting a variety of relationships. The Defensiveness chain that is created impairs communication and reduces productivity. Communicating Non-Defensively shows five essential skills that promote a productive work environment.

1. How to disengage from a defensive position

2. How to empathize and disarm a defensive person

3. How to inquire and focus on the issues

4. How to distribute ones own needs and goals non-defensively

5. How to depersonalize the issues

Good verbal communication is not automatic: we must work hard at it. The ability to speak effectively is one of the most powerful tools for personal and professional success. And because people who speak effectively are perceived as leaders. The four main components of effective speaking for an audience of any size are as follows:

Mental Effectiveness

Visual Effectiveness

Vocal Effectiveness

Verbal Effectiveness

Together, these components make sure communication is clear and direct so that listeners receive information accurately. …

Feb
21

Car Accidents & Insurance Myths

Myth # 1. "I pay insurance premiums and if I am involved in an accident, I know my insurance company will take care of me …"

ANSWER : Insurance companies are not your best friends especially if you are involved in an accident, and it's not clear whether you are at fault or not. Remember, insurance companies are not in the business of paying claims, no matter what their advertising says. They are in the business of collecting premiums.

Myth # 2. My friend told me, "no-fault insurance means, it's not my fault"! Is this true? "

ANSWER : No, this is a false statement because no-fault insurance means that your insurance company pays for your damages regardless of who's at fault.

Myth # 3. "I do not need car insurance since I've never had or been involved in a car accident."

ANSWER : Wrong! If you've never been in an accident, you're very lucky. However, remember that an accident occurs every 10 seconds on our roads and highways and if by the unhunction chance you do have an accident you may lose everything. Not only is it required Car insurance is the best protection you can have in the event an automobile accident occurs. In addition, it is required by the State of Texas to have some basic form of auto insurance, and failing to do so carries some fairly strict punishments.

Myth # 4. "Since it was not my fault, I do not need a personal injury attorney even though I was injured."

ANSWER : Wrong! It is important that you talk to an attorney so that he can ensure you are aware of your rights and also not persecuted by someone else's lawyer.

Austin car accident attorneys will help you:

– Evaluate any bodily injury claim to determine the amount of money to which you are entitled;

– Speak with your doctors, obtain your medical records, and billing statements so that we can notify medical care providers as to what to bill;

– Have an investigator interview witnesses, take statements, and photograph the accident scene and your vehicle;

– Resolve complex issues and negotiate an overall settlement; and

– File a lawsuit, if necessary. …

Feb
7

Getting Low Auto Insurance Rates – Cheap Car Insurance Policies

First of all, avoid being in an accident. Having a clean accident-free driving record is a big plus for negotiating lower rates from your auto insurance provider. That you are a good driver makes the risk level for the insurance agency to be relatively low thereby giving you more power to make certain demands especially on lower rate considerations.

Also having a clean driving record will make you top choice and a better client to the insurance companies around.

You should endeavor to understand some of the value added services that auto insurance companies provide. Most times, these services help you save both time and money. A good insurance company will certainly love to have smiling customers and one of the greatest means for achieving this is to increase service value while maintaining price points or even lowering the overall price.

You can save more if you have multiple policies running on the same account. For example you can have a life insurance policy, home renters insurance and your auto insurance policy all being active in the same account. This will typically prompt for a lower rate negotiation.

Insurance companies will cross check on some of your personal behaviors and habits. If you have a record of getting drunk on alcohol or excessive speeding with friends and over loading vehicles, then your record is that of a high risk for the insurance companies. Having a non-destructive record will certainly give you more points for lower rates. The first step for you to get your lower rates is to get free auto insurance quotes from trusted agents online.

Where To Start? …

Jan
31

Building Your Personal Brand: Are You Qualified or Disqualified by Your Internet Presence?

In a social-media crazed, internet browsing society, it seems that precious little is sacred anymore. Every day, a combination of voyeurism and stagecraft can be seen cluttering our news-feed. Many things that we once kept to ourselves are now a veritable free-for-all in the mysterious vortex of the World Wide Web. And not all for the best. Even with increasing internet privacy concerns, consumers continue to put their personal lives on display for all to see. As Mineo (2017) suggests, “In the internet era, consumers seem increasingly resigned to giving up fundamental aspects of their privacy for convenience in using their phones and computers, and have grudgingly accepted that being monitored by corporations and even governments is just a fact of modern life”. Still, amidst the myriad of cat videos, political banter, memes, recipes, and personal photos, there can be seen the emergence of marketing genius. The internet, in conjunction with social media, has become a marketplace where individuals as the product come every day to advertise their personal and professional brand. There are some things that one should consider in terms of exactly what is being advertised when you, as the product, enter the global marketplace.

1.) Can You Be Found?

To see what my personal brand looked like I Googled my name and found everything but me. The search revealed everyone from an artist to an actor’s son, but not me. Now, when I added my current city to my name, I finally found a ruggedly handsome rogue that looked remarkably like me. I utilized two other sources, including Klout, and WebMii. This led to the startling revelation that I will not be going viral anytime soon. While it is better to have no presence than a negative presence, hopefully, my diminished online visibility will one day be replaced with significant civic and academic achievements.

2.) Are You a Product Worth Buying?

Is your visibility high or low? What are you advertising about yourself? Very often, the information available about an individual reflects the kind and quality of character they possess. Many employers and human resource professionals actually take the time to thoroughly research online profiles then subsequently judge an applicant’s personal brand. In one case, A reporter at the Arizona Sun was fired “for posting unprofessional and inappropriate tweets to a work-related Twitter account.” He had opened the account at the Sun’s urging and identified himself as a reporter there in his lil’ Twitter bio. He tweeted about how bad his paper’s copy editors were and got a warning. He later posted some insensitive things about area homicides and criticized a local TV news station. That led to him getting the boot (Hill, 2011). So, aside from that photo of you winning the ugly sweater contest at the office Christmas party, it would be worth your time to think about whether the product you’re putting out there can get you hired. Or fired.

References:

Mineo, L. (2017, August 24). When it comes to internet privacy, be very …

Jan
30

Kinesiology 101: Joint Movements

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Most people attempting to pass a musculoskeletal anatomy or kinesiology class or a personal trainer exam must understand the basic joint movements of the human body.

Synovial joints, or those that are functionally classified as diarthroses, are the primary joints that have considerable movement compared to the sutures in the skull or the teeth fitting into the gums.

There are 6 subcategories of synovial joints including hinge joints, ball and socket joints, pivot joints, saddle, condyloid, and planar joints. Because most large or gross movements occur at the hinge and ball and socket joints, I’ll focus on these.

There are several common hinge joints worth considering. They are the elbow joint where the humerus (arm bone), radius and ulna (forearm bones) meet. The ankle or talocrural joint occurs where the distal ends of the fibula and tibia (leg bones) join with one of the bones of the foot, the talus. Another common hinge joint is the knee joint – the articulation (joint) where the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone) come together.

All three of these hinge joints are capable of flexing and extending as their only actions. For example, the action of straightening the leg is considered to be knee extension. The opposite action, flexion, is signfied by someone bringing their heels toward their buttocks. In the elbow example, flexion is bringing the hand up toward the chest/shoulder area from a straight elbow position while extension is straightening the forearm at the elbow. The ankle joint is unique in its description of flexion and extension. When one stands in a position known commonly as “on the tippy toes”, s/he has plantar flexed (extension at other joints, but a special name for this action at the ankle). Moving the toes toward the shin, is dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.

Flexion is defined as decreasing the angle between the bones comprising the joint. Extension is described as increasing that joint angle. I consider, when trying to remember which is which, that flexion is always moving a body part “forward” while extension is just the opposite – moving it backwards. This “rule” holds true for every joint THAT IS CAPABLE of flexion and extension with THE EXCEPTION of the knee joint. At the knee joint, flexion is moving the heels BACK toward the buttocks while extension is the opposite.

The two ball and socket joints, the hip and the shoulder joints, are capable of moving in flexion and extension as well as medial (internal) and lateral (external) rotation and adduction and abduction. To flex the shoulder, one would move the arm as if reaching out to shake hands with someone. To extend the shoulder, a person would reach back as if they were accepting a baton in a track relay race. The act of punting a football would be flexing the hip, while moving the hip in the opposite direction, would be hip extension.

Due to the structure of the shoulder and hip …

Jan
16

Work From Home – The Perfect Business Opportunity

The only way you will ever be able to enjoy a work-from-home lifestyle is with a solid, proven business opportunity to make all of your dreams, both financial and personal, a reality. A perfect business opportunity is when the owner can enjoy the freedom that is inherited in being in a home based Internet business. People love to leave their day job of working for someone else and be their own boss.

What is considered to be the Perfect Business Opportunity? To me, a perfect business opportunity should be that will provide you with beginning earning capacity of $ 3- $ 5K working part time or full time with a turnkey marketing system. And when things progress, minimum $ 10,000 per month will be an ideal one. We all know that there are numerous individuals who are doing this as we speak. We also know that majority of people doing business online are struggling to find the right rope to climb up the ladder to success.

There are so many business opportunities out there. Some are good some are bad. Right now in the Internet world a few of them available are worthy, but the majority of them are useless schemes designed by people whose only concern was taking your hard-earned money. Therefore now you are forewarned that you make sure you do your own research and find the right one.

You of course need a good website for your business and a marketing plan so you will have lots of visitors to your website which will lead to have good sales.

The number one reason people are unsuccessful in online business is that they are not consistently working every day marketing their business. If you are doing business online, keep in mind that without traffic to your website no way you can make any money online. It is a must to have a search engine friendly websites. So make sure you every day take actions to increase website traffic.

Your website draws visitors from the search engines. Because of this reason, it's of great importance for your website to draw the attention of the search engines to get a good ranking. So by search engine optimization tactics, work towards reaching a goal, for at the beginning, at least 2000+ daily traffic to you cyberspace store.

Let me advise you that before jump into any opportunity, consider the following. All successful business opportunities that you can run on the Internet, in a home based business environment, should have the following features in common:

  • Unlimited potential for wealth
  • Multiple streams of income
  • Generate good cash flow
  • Residual income, which is re-occurring
  • Products with universal appeal
  • Simple to understand and easy to work
  • Can be worked from anywhere
  • Be able to set your own hours
  • They do not cost a lot of money to start
  • They do not require and personal direct selling
  • No stocking or having inventories of products

If you are tired of working long hours, want to get out …