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 level of my calm and the level of my aggression?
If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie. Even if you do not plant your bum on the toilet, clean up after yourself. And ladies, do 'not' lay your handbags on the floor of a public restroom for obvious reasons. The chances of laying that handbag on a table at some other point in the day is very likely.
Ligaments attach 'bone to bone' and hold your skeleton together, while tendons attach 'muscle to bone'. Stretch your ligaments and tendons daily to keep them from snapping under intense or sudden pressure. Spend 15 minutes today stretching your body before exercise, running errands or just because its Good for you.
The tops of pictures, the tops of shelves, the tops of curtains, the tops of door frames and the tops of doors usually carry dust that is not easily seen. Dust these areas today and get yourself a Good stretch while you are at it.
What are you collecting and is it worth anything? Is it saving you money, costing you money or making you money? It's time to take a look at what you are collecting and see if there is a better use for it.
Be a contrarian! Run your errands at off-peak times. You can even call ahead and ask the business when is their slowest time period. Go to the gym when its slow, grocery shop when it is slow and go to a movie on that off night.
The weekend is a perfect time to plan food for the week ahead, along with your menu. Prepare or cook as much food as you can ahead of time and then freeze it in individual containers so you can grab it and go.
Choose two (2) of the 'VITAMIN A' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
**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.