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Activities of Daily Living
March 4th

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!

Daily Spiritual Progression Path ™  readings Main Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Page

Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

If I want what someone else has earned,
am I willing to go the distance or sacrifice what it will take
in order to make it happen for myself?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

If you do not use baby wipes after pooping then you may not know how much you need to use a baby wipe. You can get cheap babywipes at the dollar store. Buy them and use them. Some you can flush and some you can not flush. If you have a deeper gluteal fold (crack) then your your feces will rub the sides of your bum leaving it smeared and quite possibly, stinky. Forget the toilet paper and use a baby wipe and clean that up.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Movement

In order to lose 1 pound of body fat your body has to shed a total of 3,500 calories. That means to lose 1 pound in 1 week you need to figure out how to rid your body of 500 calories a day x 7, equaling 3,500 calories. Today, cut 250 calories from your nutrition and cut 250 calories through exercise and you will be well on your way to losing 1 pound this week. You could up the ante and cut 500 calories in food and exercise 500 calories and be on your way to losing 2 pounds this week. There really are no magic bullets folks. It's Good ol' fashion diet and exercise that works and will always work.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Pick up after yourself. Simple as that. Just pick up after yourself and most of your housework will be done before it even turns into work. Today's housework assignment is really just common sense housecleaning. Stop being lazy and pick up after yourself. You're not a child.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Today your assignment is to spend as little money as possible. Why? Because you can, that's why. Make it a game and see just how conscious you can be when using money to meet your needs. Get creative. Call in favors. Make it a game. Take your snacks and lunch to work. If you must get gas, then use the GasBuddy app to find the nearest place with the lowest price. Remember, make it a game!

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Most successful people are not going to be late. People who are chronically late are late on purpose, even if they don't realize it. You have to be driving around the block, sitting around waiting for the clock to tick by or have a complete disregard for others time if you are chronically late. Even if you are early and others are late, you can still make better use of your time than they can while you are waiting. Make it a point to leave early and show up early today.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

There are only three suggested places where you can defrost or thaw food safely: in cold water, in the refrigerator, or in a microwave. Instead of thawing food on the counter all day for dinner, put the food in the refrigerator the night before and let it thaw overnight. By the time you get home from work the next day, the food will be thawed and ready to be cooked.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Movement

Choose two (2) of the 'Manganese' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
Get creative!

DESCRIPTION: The word manganese comes from the Greek word for magic, which might give you an idea that manganese works magic in the body. In small amounts, this trace mineral is required to manufacture enzymes which are needed to metabolize protein and fat.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Supports your glucose metabolism. Promotes healthy bones, nerves, immune function and blood sugar levels.

FOOD SOURCES: Avocados, cabbage dried peas, whole grains, pineapple juice, green leafy vegetables, blueberries, wheat bran, wheat germ, egg yolks, whole grains, legumes, spinach, seeds, nuts, cocoa, shellfish, sweet potatoes and tea.

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