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!
What is it that cripples my heart, my mind and my spirit?
If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie.
Go for a brisk 1/2 hour walk today. You do have the time, so do it.
Check the smoke alarms to make certain they work and replace batteries.
Need vs. Want is the best mental approach when spending money. Ask yourself, "Do I need it or want it?"
It's no secret, everyone gets 24 hours to work with in the same day. Think it terms of 'managing' your time.
Get out and blow the dust off your blender, juicer, mixer, food processor, etc. Cleaning will stimulate using.
Choose two (2) of the 'GLYCINE' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Glycine is a non-essential amino acid that is used to make up glutathione. So it is a helper in making other non-essential amino acids. If too much of this amino acid taken, it can result in lethary and fatigue. Oh, those heavy meals do mean something!!
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps maintain the immune system. Aids in prostate health and bi-polar depression. Aids in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
FOOD SOURCES: Beans, dairy products, fish, and meat.
**This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.