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!
If I suddenly had miraculous power, what would I do with it?
Chances are you know someone with Diabetes or maybe you have Diabetes. Poor foot hygiene can lead to devastating results such as amputation of a foot or leg. This is because Diabetes can damage nerve and blood flow to the feet and the diabetic may not realize there is an issue because they cannot feel it or see it. Examine your feet DAILY and assist or remind those you know with Diabetes to do a foot check DAILY.
Bicep Curl for toned arms: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, abdominal muscles drawn in, arms straight at your sides, palms facing toward thighs holding a 5 to 10 pound dumbbell in each hand. Bring the right dumbbell up rotating a quarter turn so your palm is level with and facing your right shoulder. Pause, then slowly lower to starting position. Repeat with left dumbbell. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each side.
Since it is Valentine's Day, share the Love and give something away that you no longer show the Love (use). This is a perfect time to quickly grab some clothes, books (eeek), shoes or old kitchen appliances and either give them to someone you Love or share them with someone who needs the Love. I say "eeek" on the books because that would be the hard one for me, but I'm going to do it simply because I need to.
Yesterday I mentioned bartering. Back when we were children we learned about sharing and trading. This is the same thing only now it is on a graduated level that may have to do with business or because it makes it easier to make ends meet. Children know value and as adults, we certainly know value. Gosh, even prisoners use bartering (cigarettes) to get what they need. Put this untapped practice back into practice.
When you have to back track it could mean that you just wasted your time two-fold. This could mean you wasted your time in the first place and now you have to back track, which is wasting your time in the second place. I always say that I'm much too lazy to waste my time, which is why I think ahead, plan and organize because I have better things to do than waste my time (or others time).
Chocolate covered strawberries, making home-made pizza with the kids cutting heart-shaped pepperoni's, making heart-shaped cookies or buying your steak and shrimp eating in for the evening can be a lot more fun and less expensive than having someone else do it for you. This is a wonderful day for creating Love in your own kitchen. If you are single and not coupled-up, then bake and share the Love.
Choose two (2) of the 'CALCIUM' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Calcium is essential in order to form healthy teeth and bones. It also promotes a regular heartbeat and is important in nerve transmission. We also use calcium to grow muscle, contract muscle and to prevent those terrible cramping muscles during menses. It may prevent colon cancer, and lower blood pressure. If you have a shortage of calcium, where do you think the calcium would be leached? Of course, from our teeth and bones. Supplementing calcium in the diet can also prevent against osteoporosis.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Maintains healthy bones, cells, teeth, muscles, tissues, and the production of energy. Promotes a healthy heart and normalizes blood clotting.
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