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ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
September 18th

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

Who do I follow, tag along with or attach myself to and what is their effect on me?

HYGIENE  &  GROOMING
(Activity)

If you wear contacts, make certain you take of them properly. Contacts will build-up biofilm, which is a thin layer of bacteria. Do not use tap water and always use fresh contact solution to clean your contacts.

 

 

PHYSICAL MOVEMENT
(Activity)

Your body should be strong enough that you can pull your own weight across the floor or pull your own weight up the stairs or up a hill. In an emergency situation, you must be able to pull your own weight."

 

HOUSEWORK
(Activity)

The quickest way I have ever gotten rid of ants is using talcum powder. It gets on the ants tiny little feet and then they carry it back to there nest and it kills 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)

Financial experts say that extended warranties are financial traps and financial gambles and they are not cost effective. Basically they say if it is a crappy product, then you will need an extended warranty.

 

FOOD PREPARATION
(Activity)

When a recipe calls for the food to 'simmer', that means the liquid or food is just below boiling point and bubbles only gently.


TODAY'S HEALTHFUL NUTRIENT IS 'CHROMIUM'

Choose two (2) of the 'CHROMIUM' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
Get creative!

SOURCES: Beer, brewer's yeast, brown rice, cheese, red meat, chicken, corn, dairy products, mushrooms, potatoes (with skin), oysters, nuts, and liver.

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**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.