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Activities of Daily Living

October 12th

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

When I feel empty, what do I fill up with or put into that empty space?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

It only takes a pea size of toothpaste to properly clean your teeth. Anymore than that and its a waste of money. Here is an example of how much toothpaste to use, which is no bigger than your little fingernail.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Stability balls work your core muscles - abdominals, back muscles, hip flexors and extensors. Since the ball is unstable (because it's a ball) your muscles are actively engaged throughout each exercise. Here is an example

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

While I Love my George Foreman grill, it is a pain to clean. The simple solution is to use a piece of aluminum foil over the inside of the grill or wrap what you're cooking in aluminum foil.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

What you focus on e-x-p-a-n-d-s. Notice your internal dialogue and choice of words. Continually talking in lack only reinforces the lack mentality. Shift your focus and watch it e-x-p-a-n-d.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Lip service means to say something and never really actually do it. Phrases like "I'm gonna" usually never materialize anything. Lip service pretends to be what it isn't and do what it won't. If you're "gonna" then alright then, DO IT!

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Stock foods that you can use to prepare something in a heartbeat. I keep an abundance of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes and tomato puree on hand at all times. When they go on sale, I scoop them up!


Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

DESCRIPTION: Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid is the precursor of tyrosine. This is an important amino acid. It produces neurotransmitters in the brain to produce norepinephrine. It assists in learning, memory, clarity and elevates the mood. Therefore, it may aid in the treatment of depression.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: It should not be taken by anyone suffering from high blood pressure, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, PKU (phenylketonuria), cancer or anyone taking MAO inhibitors. Women who are pregnant or lactating should also avoid using phenylalanine.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: It may assist in elevating the mood and treating depression.

FOOD SOURCES: Found in most foods but it is highest in those that are high in protein: dairy products and meats.

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