Homeowners InsuranceWritten by Tim Gorman
When deciding on appropriate amount of homeowner’s insurance coverage you must first determine projected replacement cost of your home. Then you must choose coverage amount that suits your needs best. You may want to choose a coverage amount that is comparable to estimated replacement cost. You may want to consider benefits of having more than enough coverage as opposed to “just enough” seeing as how it is almost impossible to predict future and in these changing times what may have never happened in your neighborhood before could be phenomenon that happens tomorrow.
Your homeowner’s insurance coverage policy will be your principal policy in regards to destruction caused to your home. This policy more often than not will provide for damage to your home due to fire, windstorms, hail and explosions as well as vandalism and theft. When your home becomes uninhabitable due to damage covered by your policy your homeowner’s insurance will also provide necessary funds for you and your family to live elsewhere while your home is under construction or repair.
You may want to inquire with your insurance agent as to what losses are not covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Some states may grant separate state-sponsored catastrophe funds like windpool program which covers damage caused by tropical storms, hurricanes, wind and hail. Because this coverage is provided by state some homeowner’s policies may eliminate coverage and refer you to windpool to obtain protection against wind-related damages. Therefore, when buying a home in high-risk hurricane states such as Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas you may want to consider purchasing windstorm insurance.
Tae Kwon Do is Great For All AgesWritten by Joe Serpico
Tae Kwon Do is Korean Karate. It means The Way of Hand and Foot (punching and kicking). There are basically four sections to art: Toning, Sparring, Forms and Self Defense.
It is a well rounded exercise program that encompasses muscle toning, stretching and flexibility, increasing strength and stamina through aerobic sparring and mental challenges through becoming proficient at patterns or forms.
Most classes start out with warm-ups. These exercises are calisthenics such as push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, trunk rotations, squat kicks and various leg stretches. For certain you will tighten your abs and strengthen your arms just from performing warm-up exercises. Before you know it, you'll be doing fifty knuckle or triangle push-ups at rapid-fire pace and will be able to lean up against a wall and have someone lift your leg up so that your toes touch wall behind your ear. Tae Kwon Do will definitely help you to become or to stay limber.
Sparring is fighting in a controlled environment. It's not street fighting and all participants wear protective gear: helmet, gloves, shin guards and feet guards, called kicks. Usually you will spar in three minute rounds. It's basically kick boxing. Then a minute rest; switch partners, then spar again and repeat. You will get extremely hot and sweaty. Jab, punch, upper cut, side kick, reverse punch, round house, hammer fist, bob and weave and repeat. It's an excellent aerobic exercise.