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Activities of Daily Living
April 30th

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!

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Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

Am I a pessimist or a realist?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Confidence speaks volumes! I had a patient once who constantly bad-mouthed herself. She continually called herself names despite my efforts to convince her otherwise. Her favorite self-criticism was 'fatty'. One day I walked into the treatment room and said, "Hey, how ya' doin' fatty?" She said, "That's not nice!" I said, "Then stop calling yourself that and trying to convince me that it is True."

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

If you are going to watch an abundance of TV, then at least get a piece of exercise equipment where you can let your brain mindlessly check-out while your attention is elsewhere. That might be a stationary bike, a glider, stairmaster, treadmill or some other form of mindless movement.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Vinegar and newspaper is probably the easiest streak-free way to clean mirrors. Combine equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. You can use a clean cloth or paper towels but newspaper really does do the trick.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

The quickest and easiest way to pay off debt is to stop creating more debt. While it sounds easy enough to do, the temptation to hold onto your cash and put your purchase on credit is constant. Your desire to actually have money in the bank has to over-ride your actions not to have it.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Listen to feedback, even if it comes in the form of criticism. While you cannot please everyone, part of growth is change. You must change in order to grow and you must grow in order to change. Puppies never stay puppies and babies never stay babies.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

You probably know what foods your body is sensitive or allergic to. If there are some foods that make you lethargic and tired, then plot out your 'day of demise' ahead of time. Rarely will I eat pasta but when I do, I acknowledge ahead of time that it's going to be a 'day of demise'. I never eat pasta without first acknowledging that lethargy and lack of productivity will be the end result. That usually stops me.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

FOOD SOURCES: Alfalfa sprouts, apricots, asparagus, avocado, banana, bee pollen, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne pepper, celery, cherries, dandelion greens, fish liver oils, garlic, kale, kelp, leaf lettuce, liver, melon, mustard, papaya, parsley, peaches, peas, persimmon, pineapple, prunes, pumpkin, spinach, spirulina, sweet potatoes, yellow fruits and squash, tomato, yellow or green vegetables, sprouted wheat, turnip greens, whole wheat, wheatgrass, and watercress.

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"Whatever you should be doing with your Life,
you've been doing it your whole Life." - (Dr. Loretta Standley)

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