Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a real term used in healthcare that refers to daily basic self-care activities in an individual's residence, outdoor environment or both. The ability or inability that an individual performs their ADLs is a measure of the functional status of the individual, particularly the injured, those with disabilities and the elderly. Very young children require assistance from adults to perform ADLs since they have not yet developed the skills necessary to perform ADLs on their own.
Basic ADLs (bADLs) are the things we normally do such as bathing, dressing, feeding ourselves, functional mobility, personal hygiene and grooming. Instrumental ADLs (iADLs) are things such as housework, money management, preparing meals, shopping and work.
Sometimes it is necessary to review the rules of kindergarten to remember how to be nice to others and use Good manners. And sometimes we just need to go back to the basics of the 'Activities of Daily Living' in order to take better care of ourselves and start living Life rightly.
Below you will see 7 simple activities to accomplish at some point during the day all under the motivation of the the daily mentation question below. You have 24 hours to get through this question along with the 7 activities. READY? SET? GO!
Have I assumed all the risk and taken ownership for my Life?
Homemade Tooth Whitener: Put a tiny bit of toothpaste in a small cup, mix in one teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon hydrogen peroxide and half a teaspoon water. Mix thoroughly and then brush your teeth for two minutes. Do it once a week until you have reached your desired results.
Superman Exercise: Lay face down on your stomach with arms and legs extended and neck in a neutral position. You should look like you are flying like Supermam. Keep your arms and legs straight (not locked) and torso stationary. Simultaneously lift your arms and legs up toward the ceiling to form an elongated “u” shape with your body. Your should arch and your arms and legs should lift several inches off the floor. Hold for two to five seconds and lower back down to complete one. Great for your core (mid-section), glutes and low back.
Time yourself! If you don't have time to clean the whole house, then give yourself 15 minutes to do a quick run-through and clean just a little. A messy house is one thing but a dirty house is a whole other story. A dirty house is just lazy and a messy house may be just really bad time management. For a quick me up, pick up after yourself.
When 'using' money, make certain you are taking care of your needs before your wants. Need vs. Want. Need equals survival. Are your needs met or are your desires met? Further, do not tell yourself that you deserve a 'want' if in fact you do not. 'Tis better to wait for the Universe to reward you for a job well done, then you know its deserved.
Think first! The most productive people are those who think first and think out various scenario's that might work better. This means that you must be open-minded to other options. Leave the, "My way or the highway" approach to the individuals who will likely remain in the same place next year.
If you aren't a meal prepper yet, the start of the week is the perfect time to get your mind set on becoming a meal prepper. Start getting your Rubbermaid containers ready, ZipLoc baggies ready, mason jars ready and labeling items ready. I use masking tape and sharpies for my labeling. Ready? Set? Go!
Choose two (2) of the 'Magnesium' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
DESCRIPTION: Magnesium is an essential mineral and helps maintain proper pH balance, protects arterial linings and in the formation of bone. It assists in the uptake of calcium and potassium and assists with the transmission of nerve and muscles health. Magnesium helps prevent twitching, muscle weakness, depression, dizziness and heart conditions.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Maintains potassium levels and proper pH balance. Supports the cardiovascular system and healthy blood pressure. Promotes healthy blood sugar levels. Iron also helps to improve memory and reasoning ability. Iron also helps to prevent colds.
POTENTIAL INTERACTION: Large amounts of alcohol, diarrhea, zinc, and vitamin D all increase the body's need for magnesium.
FOOD SOURCES: Cod liver oil, almonds, chard, Brown rice, avocados, spinach, oatmeal, baked potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, navy beans, lima beans, broccoli, yogurt, cocoa, tea and bananas.
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