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!
How well can I take a hint or recognize a sign?
Warm water during your shower 'gently' moving into your ear is the best way to continually keep cerumen (ear wax) from building up in your ears. Then tilt your head sideways to dump the warm water out and repeat. There should NEVER be a blasting of warm or hot water from the shower or a Waterpik into your ear. EVER! Cerumen plays an important role in your body's natural defense system to keep dirt, dust, bacteria and other critters out of your ears. Too much cerumen can decrease your hearing ability.
Give yourself an optimistic acronym that you will keep in your head all day long to remind you to maintain a physically, spiritually and nutritionally healthy and happy Lifestyle. Here is an example: AWARE = Apple, Walking, Ask, Reduce, Educate. Make up your own acronym or use this one to keep you AWARE (there it is) all day long.
If you plan on buying more stuff or getting more stuff during this holiday season then make certain you are not just accumulating and piling on more stuff. Either 'use and enjoy' your stuff or gather some of it together and take it to Goodwill so you can share with the world what you have been blessed with to own. What is one person's stagnation and clutter is another one's treasure and gratefulness.
Our self-worth is a reflection of our morals and values, which will be reflected in our use of money. It will even show up in how much we settle for being paid. Look in the mirror, look around your home, yard, car or closet and see how your self-worth shows up. This can be quite powerful when you really take the time to see the outward reflection of your 'self' worth. The inside of your car is a reflection as well and shows how well you keep your house.
The majority of truly successful people are never really successful overnight. While they may look like an overnight success, it was their self-discipline, self-limitation, commitment, dedication and responsibility that made them successful. Those who are an overnight success rarely maintain longevity of that success. If you want success, then you will need some seriously ridiculous work ethic.
How food is presented or displayed can make us want to either ignore it or eat it. I buy 14 bananas a week that sit in the most beautiful basket. I Love that basket! That's 2 for him and 2 for me 7 days a week. One in the morning and one at lunch. I buy 2 pineapples, 2 cantelopes, 3 lbs. of grapes and 4 qts. of strawberries every week, which equals 2 big bowls of fruit salad in the refrigerator every 3 to 3-1/2 days. Buy some fruit and make a nice presentation of it and you will surely eat it.
Choose two (2) of the 'VITAMIN B12' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: This B-vitamin can be stored in the liver and kidneys for long periods, unlike other B-vitamins that must be replenished daily. It is soluble in water or alcohol and is unstable in hot alkaline or acid solutions. A deficiency can result in pernicious anemia, malabsorption and those with digestive disorders. Deficiency symptoms may include eye disorders, abnormal gait, memory loss, and hallucinations. May be synthesized by intestinal bacteria. Vitamine B12 is available only from animal sources which is why vegetarians typically have a B12 deficiency.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Vitamin B-12 helps in the remission of pernicious anemia and is essential for normal development of red blood cells. Can be produced by the intestines. Helps support your nerve structure and aids in healthy bone marrow. Promotes growth and plays a critical role in proper energy metabolism and in immune and nerve function. Aids in iron functioning and helps the placement of Vitamin A in the body tissues. Helps all cells function normally. Necessary for the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Improves balance, memory and concentration. Maintains fertility and normal development and growth.
FOOD SOURCES: Alfalfa, beans, bee pollen, beef, blue cheese, cheese, clams, comfrey, dairy products, dulse, eggs, flounder, garlic, greens, herring, kelp, kidney, lentil sprouts, liver, mackeral, milk, nutritional yeast, nuts, sardines, seafood, seeds, snapper, soybeans, spirulina, all kinds of sprouts, tofu, wheatgerm, wheatgrass, white oak bark and Swiss cheese.
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