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Activities of Daily Living
August 24th

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!

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Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

What, or who, am I part of or do I belong to?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Many people think of the toilet is the most contaminated area of the home, but it is actually the kitchen sink which typically contains 100,000 times more germs than a bathroom. Bacteria can grow and divide every 20 minutes. One single bacterium can multiply into more than eight million cells in less than 24 hours.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

2/3 Squat Jump: Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at your sides. Lower your body into a squat, going two-thirds of the way down. Immediately jump straight up with your arms pointed up toward the ceiling. When you land, go right back into the next rep. 3 sets of 5 to begin and increase your reps from there.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

It is a myth that there is scientific evidence that shows the more hygienic someone is, or the cleaner their home, the more likely they are to have allergies. It is true that the less hygienic you are the greater risk you run of infectious disease, which can have serious consequences. Being complacent about hygiene is a no-no.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Decide how much you will spend for lunch and stick to it. $10 a day turns into $200 a month real quick, which means $5 a day turns into $100 a month real quick. And this doesn't even include weekend lunches. Money spent on food is likely one of your biggest bills. Track your food spending for one week solid and then make adjustments from there.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

It doesn't hurt to ask. Shove your ego out of the way and if you need to know or want to know, then just ask. If you want a different due date on a bill, just call and ask. If you want something cheaper, then ask if it is going on sale or if there is a coupon. If you want more time, a raise, a favor, a ride, an answer or anything, just ask. I sure do!

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

The refrigerator temperature should be set at 40F (5C) or below. Any warmer than that and you will risk breeding harmful food bacteria. Check the refrigerator at work as well. Put a note on the temperature gauge at work so everyone knows and that will remind them to double-check their refrigerator at home.


Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

Choose two (2) of the 'Vitamin B2' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.

DESCRIPTION: This vitamin is a water and alcohol soluble micronutrient. Vitamin B2 aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is unstable in light and not destroyed by heat in cooking unless with alkali.

FOOD SOURCES: Alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, apricots, asparagus, avocado, banana, beans, bee pollen, brewer's yeast, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cashews, cheese, cherries, chicken, currants, dates, eggs, figs, fish, garlic, grains, green vegetables, kelp, liver, meat, milk, nutritional yeast, nuts, onion, organ meats, parsley, poultry, prunes, rose hips, seeds, spinach, spirulina, sprouts of kinds, watercress, wheat germ, wheatgrass, wild rice, and yogurt.

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