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Activities of Daily Living
November 17th

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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Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

Why do I get so upset if someone I Love is ignored, mistreated, gossiped about or injured by someone else?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Running yourself ragged and then bragging about it is not impressive. What is the reward? Is that how you want attention? It just says you can not handle the load. Lord Chesterfield said, "Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him." OUCHY! Proper rest and pacing is part of your sleep and rest hygiene. Cut back on something in order for you to have the rest and timing that you need.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Movement

We all have someone who inspires us to action. The ones who should inspire us to healthy action are the people we Love. My daughter and grandson inspire me to healthy action because I want to be around (in a healthy body) to interact with them as long as I can. In other words, I do not want to be planted in a chair just watching their Life from the sidelines. Identify those who 'truly truly' inspire you to physical action and then get busy physically acting on that inspiration.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Rolling your clothes is the most efficient way to use space in your drawers or in a suitcase. Fold your clothes and then the last step roll them so they look like a tube. Get more in a drawer or suitcase and they stay nicely pressed. I travel very light and do not check luggage. All I need is a small suitcase on wheels and my computer back-pack that has 2 computers in it and I'm movin' and groovin'. Roll your clothes folks, so you can travel light, fast and with wheels.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Reward cards can really rack up points with stores or services that you use most often. Travel rewards, especially hotels, is where I usually rack up the most points. I'm on the road more than I let on, so fairly often I'm enjoying a free nights stay somewhere. Whatever you use the most, sign up for their rewards program.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Synchronize all of your clocks to the same real time. Not 10 or 15 minutes early because you are just kidding yourself. Here is a link to the real time in your neck of the woods. If you want to be on top of your game, then know what you are dealing with at the start of the day, beginning with the Truth.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

This is one of my favorite cooking pages because it makes me feel smarter about cooking, like I actually know what I'm doing, then I want to do it more. You are more likely to eat healthy if you prepare your food yourself, than you would if you it were prepared for you. Plus when I watch a cooking show I have a better understanding when they use words like 'blanching' or 'braising'. I like feeling smarter, don't you?


Activities of Daily Living - Physical Movement

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

DESCRIPTION: Copper is an essential trace mineral and is involved in enzymatic reactions. It appears in high concentrations in the liver and brain. It aids in the formation of red blood cells, hemoglobin, and bone. It also works synergistically with Vitamin C and Zinc. It plays a role in our taste, hair and skin color.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps support the nervous system and aids in strong, flexible connective tissue.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: If you have Wilson's Disease you should not take copper. Adults should consume no more than 10 mg of copper per day. Kidney failure and death can occur with as little as 1 gram of copper sulfate. There are 1000 mg in a 1 gram and the recommendation is no more than 10 mg per day. Symptoms of copper overdose include nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever, stomach pain, low blood pressure, anemia, and heart problems.

FOOD SOURCES: Liver, oats, oranges, shellfish, nuts, raisins, salmon, almonds, avocados, barley, beans, beets, blackstrap molasses, pecans, radishes, raisins, seafood, soybeans, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, dandelion greens, garlic, lentils seeds, cocoa powder, beans, whole grains, and mushrooms.

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**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.