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Activities of Daily Living
August 11th

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

What will it take, what will I have to go through, before I will prune and clean up my Life?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Cracked heels are really nothing more than oversight or a lack of proper foot care. There are many home treatments for cracked heals, the easiest one being the use of a hydrogenated oil or petroleum jelly on the feet. Put the oil or jelly on clean dry feet, then put on socks and wear them overnight. Doing this over the course of 3 or 4 days, your feet should have gotten progressively better.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Standing Ab exercise that you can do during a commercial or on a break. Side-to-Side Punch Outs 4 x 30 seconds. Feet a little wider than shoulder width and your fists by your chin. Put your weight in your hips by sitting back into a quarter squat position. Punch to your left side with your right hand by rotating your core. Rotate back to the starting position while returning your hand to your chin. Repeat the movement while alternating sides for 30 seconds.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Take the time to fix what is broken or loose. Tighten screws on door handles, drawers and cabinets. These are easy fixes that require only a screwdriver, so there is no reason to have your world falling apart before your eyes. Just fix it! Oiling squeaky doors with WD40. If you have sticky areas from labels, use a product called 'Goo Gone'. You can get that product at a discount store for $7.00 but pay only $1.00 at the dollar store.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

I'm super-dooper conscious of using excess energy. It's not a cheap-thing, it's a right-thing. In warm weather I hang clothes outside on a clothes line to dry. In cold weather I hang clothes on hangers on the shower rod to dry. I use the dryer for towels (in the winter) and that's pretty much it. Even socks I will hang over the shower rod. If you use a laundromat, save yourself the money and just bring your wet clothes home to hang on the shower rod.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

It doesn't matter where you worked or where you work now, there is information and skill to be gained. When I first went into practice, I joined another doctor's practice and learned how not to run a practice. Learning from someone else's mistakes was an invaluable experience that I would not have gotten anywhere else, except myself. You just can't make some of that stuff up but you can sure as heck learn from it.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

We don't eat a lot of boxed, packaged, canned, refined, baked or packaged food, but we do eat protein bars and fiber bars. I fill up a huge glass cookie jar with the protein and fiber bars. It not only looks healthy sitting there, it is a constant reminder to eat healthy.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

Choose two (2) of the 'Calcium' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.

DESCRIPTION: Calcium is essential in order to form healthy teeth and bones. It also promotes a regular heartbeat and is important in nerve transmission. We also use calcium to grow muscle, contract muscle and to prevent those terrible cramping muscles during menses. It may prevent colon cancer, and lower blood pressure. If you have a shortage of calcium, where do you think the calcium would be leached? Of course, from our teeth and bones. Supplementing calcium in the diet can also prevent against osteoporosis.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Maintains healthy bones, cells, teeth, muscles, tissues, and the production of energy. Promotes a healthy heart and normalizes blood clotting.

FOOD SOURCES: Almonds, asparagus, broccoli, buttermilk, cabbage, carob, cheese, collard greens, dairy, dandelion, dulse, figs, filberts, goat's milk, green leafy vegetables, kale, kelp, mustard greens, nonfat yogurt, oats, parsley, prunes, sardines, salmon, seafood, sesame seeds, skim milk, tofu, turnip greens, whey and yogurt.

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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.