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!
MENTATION QUESTION Mentate on this question as you follow-through on the ADLs
How do I respond to unfortunate circumstances?
HYGIENE & GROOMING (Activity)
Your navel is a breeding ground for bacteria. Researchers found 2,368 unique species of bacteria after swabbing just 60 belly buttons After showering or swimming, make certain you dry your navel, especially if you have an innie.
PHYSICAL MOVEMENT (Activity)
One of the quickest ways to altar your bad mood is to exercise. So essentially, going for a walk when you are upset or aggravated can change your mood significantly within less than 30 minutes. Remember this phrase, "I'm going for a walk."
Use a clean toothbrush to clean your earbuds with soap and water. If you don't use earbuds, chances are your children do. You might be surprised at the amount of film caked on them.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (Activity)
Fast food is not cheap, and it's not even fast anymore. The grocery store is always going to be cheaper and more nutritional than fast food. Why pay a business to make you fat? Even if you are in a hurry, popping into the grocery store to grab a quick bite is better.
WORK & PRODUCTIVITY (Activity)
Some people were not born with, or taught, a Good work ethic. If you are that person, you can learn. A Good work ethic starts with self-discipline because your discipline will ensure that you are punctual, professional, balanced and using your time wisely.
FOOD PREPARATION (Activity)
I cannot stress how important it is to have spare food on hand in case of an emergency. Even if your dollars are maximally stretched, you can still store food for emergencies. Go to your nearest dollar store and spend a few dollars a week loading up on some dry and canned Goods.
TODAY'S HEALTHFUL NUTRIENT IS 'BORON'
Choose two (2) of the 'BORON' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
SOURCES: Almonds, cider, dates, fruits, grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, peanuts, prunes, raisins, soybeans, and wine.
**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.