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 do I need to fulfill or bring to completion that will make something else a reality?
If you have a sensitive gag reflex when you brush your tongue, then make a fist with your left hand with your thumb inside and squeeze. This will suppress the gag reflex. It works but no one knows why.
Exercise while standing in line. When waiting in line anywhere flex your abs for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
A great way to dust collectibles and nit-nacks is with an old shaving brush.
Believe it or not, proper diet and exercise will save you a boat load of money. It takes an incredible amount of work and money to be unhealthy. Think about it.
Often times when we become overwhelmed and can't handle our Life it is because we have a lack of boundaries. When we have a lack of boundaries, then we are easily infiltrated by food, alcohol, negativity, other people's drama, overwork, bad manners (or etiquette) and end up lacking in commitment to ourselves and others. Draw a line in the sand and create some self-respecting boundaries.
Put a clean dry sponge in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator to absorb the moisture.
Choose two (2) of the 'SELENIUM' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Selenium is another very powerful anti-oxidant, especially when coupled with Vitamin E. This essential mineral is a component of the antioxidant glutathione. Selenium protects the immune system and prevents the formation of free radicals damaging the body.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Working on concert with Vitamin E, they work to produce antibodies to maintain healthy cardiovascular health. It assists in pancreatic function and keeping tissue elastic. It supports the cells and their intracellular structures. It also plays a role in maintaining healthy vision.
SOURCES: Brazil nuts, brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice, chicken, clams, cooked oysters, dairy products, garlic, liver, lobster, molasses, onions, salmon, seafood, tourla, tuna, vegetables, wheat germ and whole grains.
GENERAL USAGE: Always check with your physician first before taking any supplements.
**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.