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Day: January 4, 2019

A Look at What Personal Trainers Do

Some of you might not know what a personal trainer does. This is quite normal. Hiring one of these professionals to help you in your workouts is the 'in' thing today. Many people are doing this. If you are wondering what all this entails, then you have come to the right place. This is a glimpse at what personal trainers do.

The first thing that they do is to help you set goals. Some of you wish to look a certain way. This may mean you need to exercise more. For some of you, this plan may include dieting. While their main focus is to help you with an exercise plan, they may give guidance and help you to set goals in terms of the diet you need to follow, or else the exercise plan they establish for you will not work at all. Not dieting defeats the purpose.

When you meet your personal trainer, you will find that the first thing that they do is evaluate you. They have medical knowledge so they know the things you need to work on. They will look at your family history and your health history. They might schedule a time to meet with your doctor if there are any concerns that he or she might have. The whole purpose is to help you and not hurt you.

There are different areas that you should know when you are looking to hire a trainer. There are some areas that are very hands on. This means your trainer will be there with you through it all. They are there from the start where you start looking at what your goals are all the way to sending you off because you have achieved those goals. Some trainers are not so hands on though. They might help you to create those goals, but then it's up to you on when you exercise and you have to motivate yourself. There are some that provide you with nutrition background while others do not.

The other thing that they do is that they evaluate your success. You will find that when they help you with creating your goals, they ensure that the goals can be met and that they can be evaluated. This will show you how much progress you are making over a certain period of time. This can be hard for a personal trainer and on you because old habits do not die quickly, but they are there to keep it real for you. You will find some trainers might want to have you come in weekly while others might map out how often you are to come in so they can see how far you have come in your journey.

A personal trainer is also your friend and motivator. They may be the cheer leader telling you that you can do this even if you do not believe this to be true. Others may find that they are the ones that are barking orders. The nice …

What Is Identity Theft? What Can You Do To Safeguard Your Personal Information?

Identity theft is when someone obtains, and illegally uses, your identification information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number or mother's maiden name.

How does this crime happen? There are many ways for an identity thief to get your personal information, some of them are; You could lose your wallet or purse, they will have access to whatever information you carry with you, credit cards, social security number, drivers license, etc . Someone where you use a credit card can copy your card information.

  • Someone going despite your trash can obtain personal information from personal papers you may have discarded.
  • Someone calling on the phone, pretending to be a trusted institution, could ask for information to update their files.
  • Hackers could get information on your computer or from the Internet.
  • Email phishing scams are becoming endemic, fake websites look very much like real sites, they are asking you for information they do not need.
  • Almost everyday we hear reports of someone losing a computer or disk that has personal information on it.
  • You could be mugged, or your home or office can be broken into.
  • And there are countless other ways for thieves to obtain your personal information.

An imposter, with your personal information, can open new credit card accounts, drain your bank accounts, purchase automobiles, apply for loans, open utility services and on and on.

While it may be next to impossible to guard against all ways someone could access your personal information, there are steps you can take, including;

  • Limit the amount of personal information you carry with you.
  • Be careful of what information you give out about yourself, and who you are giving it to. Never give personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call.
  • Your social security number is quite possibly the most valuable information to an identity thief, you should take great care to safeguard it.
  • Be very careful filling out forms, or ordering products on the Internet. Be sure you are on a legitimate site, that your initiated contact with, and that whatever information they are asking for is really necessary.
  • Never respond to, do not even open email, from a source you do not recognize. Never give identifying information to an empty request, legitimate places you deal with may ask you to contact them using the contact information you already have.
  • Many retailers are making use of data terminals that allow you to slide your credit card without handing it to a clerk. use them whenever you can.
  • Buy and use a paper shredder for your trash, be sure you shred anything that contain any personal information, papers, cards, computer disks, cd's etc.
  • When you hear that an institution you have deal with with has lost control of personal information, contact them immediately for information on what steps they are taking to find out exactly what information may have been disclosed, and what they are doing to guard against it being used illegally. Some of these institutions may