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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Use a neti pot to clear your nasal passages. A neti pot use to be thought of as just silly holistic voodoo but now it would be hard to find an EENT doctor who isn't on board with a neti pot. It's nasal irrigation with a little pot that looks like a mini teapot. You can pick one up at your local pharmacy for $10 or less.
2/3 Squat Jump for your butt and thighs. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at the sides. Lower your body into a squat, going 2/3 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. OUCHY! MOMMY! Do 3 sets of 20 reps each.
Divide and Conquer Housework! Anyone living under the same roof should be sharing in the chores, so divide and conquer it. All chores should be age appropriate. No one should be doing it all unless of course you live alone. Inconsistency is where the ball gets dropped. Be consistent and in control of your space.
Save money on your grocery list by having the usual staples and spices on hand to make your own meals. Spend one full week tracking your food and drink costs so you can see just how much money you spend on food. If you are going to obsess over food, then you ought to know how much you spend on it.
Having goals is one thing, but actually doing something to achieve them is a whole other story. While having goals about your outer-self such as work, career, relationships or money is nice, it's the goals that have to do with your inner-self like character, work ethic, self-respect and discipline is where you will find the juice to feed them. Wherever your inner-self is, your outer-self will always line up to meet it.
How about giving yourself a '7 Day Real Food Challenge'. This means you eat real food (not baked, packaged, canned, refined, baked or processed food) for a full 7 days. Choose any amount of time - 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, whatever you feel you can do. The purpose is not only to eat healthier but to be fully conscious of what you eat.
Choose two (2) of the 'CHROMIUM' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Chromium is a trace mineral and is needed for energy. It increases the metabolism of glucose and helps make cholesterol, fats and proteins. It helps to maintain blood sugar levels in hypoglycemics and diabetics.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Supports the metabolism of glucose and energy production. It also supports the cardiovascular system and cholesterol levels.
FOOD SOURCES: Beer, brewer's yeast, brown rice, cheese, red meat, chicken, corn, dairy products, mushrooms, potatoes (with skin), oysters, nuts, and liver.
**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.