OK, compared to what we normally post on here, this sounds a little bit cheesy. But considering the obesity rate in this country — approximately one-third of all adults in the U.S. are obese, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention — I think initiating a nationwide petition to get fit is perfectly logical.
Declaring a commitment to eating better and exercising is perhaps the most common New Year’s resolution, but so many people find that this commitment fizzles out after only a few weeks. Devoting yourself to something worthwhile for a few weeks is no longer a commitment. But we also understand that the No. 1 reason why people tend to let their resolution slip away is time. Whether you think do or do not have time for exercise and eating properly, you’re right. All it takes is the right attitude.
Work out with a partner. Track and see visually confirm your progress with personalized fitness software. Make yourself accountable for your own success.
And this philosophy extends to you personal trainers out there. With a more integrated and structured approach, you will equip yourself to provide the right motivation for your clients, preventing them from straying off the path and possibly quitting their regimen altogether.
Let’s talk about personal trainer software. This particular type of software allows trainers and other fitness professionals to access a highly customized solution for tailoring workout sessions to each individual client. Compatible with all Apple and Android devices, this platform will allow personal trainers to take on more clientele while also giving each client more focused attention, courtesy of real-time reporting that provides notifications as to which clients need that extra push and which ones are meeting goals.
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A petition is considered as one of the best ways for communicating a complaint or dissent to a higher authority. What makes a petition to be powerful is that, it is democratically accepted. When a number of citizens come together and decide to sign a document highlighting a conceived injustice, the authorities or concerned parties have no option but to make amendments. There are a number of famous petitions that have sailed through after lobbying by the afflicted group. The following is an overview of some of the famous petitions in history.
Petition against annexation of Hawaii
In the 1880′s, there was a struggle for power between native Hawaiians and American businesspersons for the control of Hawaii. The formal name of Hawaii was the republic of Hawaii but with adoption of the Newlands Resolution, in 1898 Hawaii was annexed off by the United States government and renamed the Territory of Hawaii. This was done so as to better serve the economical interests of American citizens in Hawaii.
This did not go down well with native Hawaiians since the provisional goverment set up by the U.S was specifically aimed at serving American interests and oppress natives within the islands. So as to be able to voice their grievances, native Hawaiians formed the Hawaiian patriotic League which instigated a movement against the annexation of Hawaii. The league created a petition known as `petition against annexation’ and proceeded to Washington to lobby senators to support the petition. Their efforts worked and the annexation of Hawaii was withdrawn.
Women’s petition against coffee
This is one of the most notable petitions that took place in Britain during the 1600s. Coffee was first introduced in London during the late 1600s. At this period, coffee was a novelty and it was largely believed to be an intoxicant. As such, it was only taken y men in coffee houses rather than at homes and medical practitioners advised men individuals to take coffee as a substitute for alcohol. This did not sit down with women as the en would spend hours in coffee houses and come home late at night. It was also believed that the coffee reduce sexual drive since a majority of men frequenting coffeehouses were absconding their marital duties.
The women set up a petition for the shutdown of coffee houses within England and banning of coffee. Their petition succeeded in part as the authorities shutdown coffee houses within England. However, Coffee was not banned from the country.
Yirrkala bark petition
The Yirrkala bark petition was a famous petition that took place in Australia in 1963. Australia was initially governed by the commonwealth laws but the Yolngu people of Yirrkala felt that the laws were not cut out for them and wished that their indigenous laws should be incorporated within the laws of Australia. The Yolngu people came up with two petitions one challenging the commonwealth laws and another one seeking amendment of land policies. The government accepted the first petition and some sections of the law were changed. Unfortunately, the government out rightly rejected the second petition.
Looking at the above-mentioned famous petitions, it can be deduced that petitions have a lot of power in them and can be very effective.
Petitions are written documents drawn offline and online. They are used to protest something, get something changed or influence a decision. So, the guidelines to writing a petition depend on the use of the petition itself. However, the number of online and offline petitions has led to the question raised above. Do petitions work? To answer this question, we must understand the types of petitions and how they are used.
This is the most common form of petition. Complaint petitions are used to voice a complaint against a company or an organization. This sort of petition can be written by anyone and distributed around either a business place or community. The sole aim of circulating the petition is to gather as many signatures as possible. This is why the internet has become a great way to get a lot of signature. Many times, big organizations receive petitions from their clients or customers asking them to do something differently or stop a particular act.
Complaint petitions have no legal bearing, so the company or organization may or may not adopt anything that the petition requests. Petition of this sort will probably work if many people support it.
These are legal papers filed in a court of law for a judge to look at it and act upon it. If the petition is reasonable enough, the judge may sign it. Once this is done, it becomes legal and binding to the parties that fine them with the court. As long as this sort of petition is in line with the law of the land, it will definitely work.
Today, thousands of petitions are being signed online, and this makes people to wonder if they actually work. Well, the success of an online complaint petition depends on the motive. The ask needs to be compelling and achievable. It must be delivered directly to the target and there must be many supporters. Online awareness has the power to pull crowd and raise money. There are people who do not have the time to pursue a course, but are willing to support it with their money.
The reason why some online petitions fail is because they lack support. Many persons think that just signing is enough. Stamping your name and address is not the only thing required for a successful petition. Even when your intention is right and compelling, there is till much work to be done. As mentioned earlier, you must deliver your petition directly to the target. Normally, online petition is followed up by offline action, but it is not really easy. For example, email petitions have a low chance of success there is little effort. Even when an email petition has thousands of names on it, there is no evidence to prove the validity of those names. It is possible to achieve success with an email petition if it is followed up by offline action.
Online petition has worked for many, while others have been left disappointed. It all depends on the nature of the petition and how it is done.