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!
Am I bold enough to voice or express my spiritual beliefs even if it turns off others?
Start the day by clearing your head. Literally! Wrap a tissue around your index finger and wipe out each ear. Use another tissue to blow your nose and clear the air passages. Put a few drops of saline solution in each eye to clear your sight. Then clean your mouth by brushing your teeth, gums and tongue. Clear your head!
Your low back has only 5 small bones (vertebrae) that connect the upper half of your body to the lower half of your body. Excess weight on the abdomen will put pressure on the low back making it work harder than it needs to. Strengthen your core today by distributing your weight evenly from the front of your body to the back of your body. (Tighten your abdominal muscles).
Everything has a home or proper space. There is something that you find yourself looking for more than anything else. Find the proper space for it and make that its new space (home).
Get yourself a money-buddy. This is just like an study-buddy or an exercise-buddy, where you and your buddy help keep each other on track and accountable financially. If you are coupled-up your money-buddy might be your partner but can also be a close friend.
You are the captain of your ship (Life). You say who, what, when, where, why and how much. Make your choices wisely and your choices will save you time, money and energy.
Use your hand for rough estimate portion sizes. 1 cup = your fist, 1 ounce = meaty part of your thumb that is in your palm, 1 Tbsp = whole thumb, 1 tsp = the tip of your index finger, 1 inch = middle section of your index finger, 1-2 ounces of a food like nuts or pretzels = cupped hand, 3 ounces of meat, fish, poultry = palm of your hand.
Choose two (2) of the 'Manganese' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
Magnesium is an essential mineral and helps maintain proper pH balance, protects arterial linings and in the formation of bone. It assists in the uptake of calcium and potassium and assists with the transmission of nerve and muscles health. Magnesium helps prevent twitching, muscle weakness, depression, dizziness and heart conditions.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Maintains potassium levels and proper pH balance. Supports the cardiovascular system and healthy blood pressure. Promotes healthy blood sugar levels. Iron also helps to improve memory and reasoning ability. Iron also helps to prevent colds.
FOOD SOURCES: Cod liver oil, almonds, chard, brown rice, avocados, spinach, oatmeal, baked potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, navy beans, lima beans, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, yogurt, cocoa, tea, wheat bread, beans, nuts and bananas.
**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.