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!
Am I saying one thing and doing another?
While you may wash your hands after you use the restroom, others may not. Think about where the hands are when a man or a woman have to go # 1 or # 2. Yeah, it's called 'penis hands' or 'vagina hands' or even 'butt hands'. Wash your hands not just because you touched yourself but wash your hands because others touch themselves the same as you do.
When you stretch, you are 'deliberately' flexing in order to improve the elasticity of the muscle. The muscles will have better ROM (range of motion), better tone and you will have more physical control over your body. 10 times today - stretch your body fully with outstretched hands and outstretched legs. You can do it in your chair, standing up or lying down. When you stretch yourself, you will find out yourself stretching yourself in Life.
Productivity is really about keeping things moving. When things stop moving, nothing gets done. Dishes in the sink are an indication of stagnated energy. Instead of waiting to fill the dishwasher, wash the dishes immediately following use to keep yourself and your Life moving.
Customer reward programs are the best way to get free stuff. It's like they are paying you to use their product or services. Think of the places and things you use the most and then join their customer rewards program. If you are going to use their product or services anyway then you need to get with the program.
A lack of discipline is the main contributor to a lack of productivity. What are the 2 top things you want to do today? Now prioritize and make the time to do it.
Preparing a menu can not only save you time, it will save you money. You will probably eat healthier in the process because you are more aware of what you are eating. Plan your meals for the next 2 days and notice how much time, money and calories you save.
Choose two (2) of the 'IRON' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Iron is vital in the formation of red blood cells (RBC's). Iron's most important function is its production of hemoglobin and oxygenation of RBC's. Iron is the mineral found in the largest amounts in the blood.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Iron builds up the quality of blood and increases the body's resistance to disease and stress. Iron attracts oxygen to the body and carries oxygen to the all body systems, tissues and organs. Iron improves circulation, digestion, elimination and respiration. Iron improves magnetism, optimism, vitality, courage and will. Iron also helps to improve memory and reasoning ability. Iron also helps to prevent colds.
SOURCES: Iron is found in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs, fish, liver, meat, poultry and enriched cereals and breads. Iron is also found in almonds, avocados, beets, blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast, dates, dulse, egg yolks, kelp, kidney beans, lima beans, lentils, millet, parsley, peaches, dried prunes, pumpkins, raisins, rice, wheat bran, sesame seeds and soybeans.
**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.