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 the tie that binds me to others?
The quickest way to deflate your puffy eyes from sleep or crying is going to be a cold compress or splashing your face with cold water. Puffy eyes occur when there is excess fluid (edema) or inflammation in the tissues surrounding the eyes.
Arm circles are a fantastic exercise to tone the shoulders and upper arms. Hold your arms straight out to the sides with palms facing up. Circle forward 10 times, then backward 10 times. Flip your palms so they face the floor and repeat the sequence.
The reason why you should let a little bit of water trickle out of a faucet during freezing weather is because water freezing in your water line when all the water in your home is shut off can cause the water pressure in that line to increase. As water in the supply line freezes, it expands pushing against all the water between it and your home. This build up in pressure can increase enough to cause a pipe to burst or fracture at its weakest link. Remember, it just needs to trickle.
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If not now, when? While less can certainly be more, this does not work when it comes to procrastination. If you are doing less, as in procrastinating, then you are only creating more work for yourself later. Procrastination is a lot of work. Personally, I'm just too dang lazy to procrastinate. I enjoy working hard, but not that kind of hard. Save yourself some time and energy and do it now!
Take the time to organize the contents of your refrigerator. Cover the shelves with plastic wrap and then you can just peel it off when there is a spill. Small plastic bins or trays work well in the refrigerator and the freezer for organizing fruits, vegetables and condiments.
Choose two (2) of the 'VITAMIN D' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: The best way to get Vitamin D is through exposure to sunlight. Our ability to manufacture Vitamin D from sunlight decreases with age. Deficiencies of Vitamin D can interfer with the utilization of calcium and phosphorus in bone and tooth formation. It can cause irritability and weakness. When severe deficiencies are apparent, Rickets may be common especially in young children, which is Osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D is soluble in fats and organic solvents. It is relatively stable under refrigeration and it can be stored in the liver. Vitamin D is often associated with Vitamin A. Important in treating osteoporosis, rickets and hypocalcemia while also enhancing the immune system.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: It helps to support healthy bones and calcium and phosphorus absorption from the intestinal tract. Helps to cure rickets. Supports healthy vision. Helps produce blood plasma and regulates the metabolism of minerals. It helps to stabilize heart action and the nervous system. Aids in the normal clotting of blood.
FOOD SOURCES: Alfalfa and their sprouts, avocado, bee pollen, butter, carrots, chickweed, comfrey, cod liver oil, dairy products fortified with Vitamine D, egg yolk, fish liver oils, fish having fat distributed throughout its flesh, garlic, halibut, herring, leafy greens, lemongrass, liver, mackerel, marshmellow root, milk, mushrooms, oatmeal, oysters, salmon, sardines, seeds, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, tuna, vegetable oil and yeast. Best source is the sunlight.
**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.