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!
When I feel like giving up and throwing in the towel whose guidance do I trust?
Before you touch those magazines next to the toilet, think twice. If this is your house, DO NOT take these magazines out of the restroom and then lay them down somewhere else. If you take magazines and paperwork into the restroom with you at work or at home, my gosh KNOCK IT OFF! Ewwwwww!
Rest, massage and take care of your weary feet. Put a can of anything underneath your desk and when you need a foot massage, just roll your foot over the can, back and forth, giving your foot a nice massage and energetic stimulation.
Clean out the dryer lint. It only takes a few seconds (not minutes). Even if you live in an apartment, it still only takes a few seconds to ensure the safety of the entire building. Overloaded dryer lint can cause fires. If you can, also clean the lint out the vent on the outside of the house or building.
Think before you choose to put something on your credit card. As a harsh example, charging food on a credit card means you will have eaten it, digested it, dropped it in the toilet and flushed it before you have even paid for it. Think before you charge it.
Having goals are nice but what do you intend to do about them? If you have a goal, write down what you intend to do in order make the goal a reality. Goals are not really anything unless you actively do something to make them happen.
Every so often I find it important to remind you that most people have enough food to last 2-3 days. In an emergency situation (disaster) grocery stores will run out of food in 2-3 hours. Folks, store your food. I consider myself a food prepper. At the very very least have enough food (canned and dry goods) and water for 2-3 weeks at all times.
Choose two (2) of the 'SELENIUM' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
FOOD SOURCES: Onions, molasses, brown rice, chicken, wheat germ, tourla, tuna, brewer's yeast, broccoli, liver, salmon, Brazil nuts, lobster, clams, crab, cooked oysters, and whole grains.
**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.