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 a show-off or am I humble? Do I think I'm more important or do I have low self-opinion?
Did you know that squatting is the most natural way to defecate? In fact, squatting is much cleaner on the bum because it rarely leaves any residual poo. The need to strain is much less as well. Keep a small stool in the bathroom to rest your feet on when you sit down. This will get your knees above your hips and put you in a squat position. If you don't have a stool, then pull the trash bucket around to prop up your feet and then bomb's away.
ABC foot and ankle exercises will increase your circulation and improve your ROM (range of motion). Sitting in a chair, extend your knee so that your leg is outstretched and your ankle is in the air. Use your toes to write your ABC's in the air. Writing in the air with your toes will get your ankle moving in all directions. Just like that - snap, crackle, pop, the ankle and feet will be ready to take you were you need to be.
Take 15 minutes to unstick your Life and get the energy moving again. Put your finger underneath pics on the wall and unstick them. Move the couch one inch and then move it back. Move vases, lamps, knick-knacks, planters, dressers, end tables, etc., just one inch and then move it back. The goal is to unstick any stuck energy. You may feel the need to redecorate a little.
Save your receipts! No matter what the receipt is for, save it. You never know how creative your tax accountant can be when you have a receipt, especially if you have a business. One big manila envelope for each month can make tax time a breeze for any accountant. Toss your credit card statements and bank statements in the same envelope as the same months receipts. It's no brainer accounting and it makes you accountable.
The perfect time to do something is right now. If you continue to wait for just the right time, you will never find the right time because there will always be something that just isn't right. Successful people do not think about taking action, they just take action.
Homemade salad dressings are a lot easier than you think and they will have less calories attached to them. Take the time to research your favorite salad dressing and learn to make it. Salad dressing recipes are quick and easy. If you like Italian Herb, Caesar or Ranch dressing you will find plenty of recipes to morph into your own secret recipe that everyone will Love and enjoy.
Choose two (2) of the 'ALANINE' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
DESCRIPTION: Alanine is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid. It aids in the metabolism of glucose and is part of muscle tissue. It is an amino acid that can be manufactured by the human body.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: May aid in healthy blood sugar levels.
FOOD SOURCES: Animal proteins, avocados, cheeses, egg whites, fish, meats, seafood, seaweed, soy protein. High protein foods.
**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.