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Activities of Daily Living
August 6th

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

If I was given the fullness of what I have been praying for, could I handle it?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Changing your bed linen is usually personal preference but the recommended washing is on a weekly basis. If someone in the home has been sick then it's a Good idea not to share the bed with that person until they have recovered and the sheets are fresh and clean.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Remember jumping-jacks? 150 lb. person can burn about 90 calories in 10 minutes doing jumping-jacks. Not only are jumping-jacks a form of cardio work, it is also a stretching exercise that stretches your arms, legs and core. It's a fabulous way to quickly zap some calories. Imagine if you did 10 minutes of jumping-jacks a few times a day, you could really burn some extra calories.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

A 'no shoes policy' in the home will make for much cleaner floors. Place a tray of nice looking rocks near the door. You can buy a beautiful bag of rocks at your favorite hardware store. It's earthy and grounding energy. Then place your shoes on the tray of rocks. This will help catch ice, snow, mud, etc., that drain off the shoes.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Use the 'buddy system' when making bulk purchases. Wholesale clubs are making a killing on people buying in bulk (on impulse) when you only need 1, 2 or a few. Buddy-up with a friend to split the cost on bulk items, especially if you do not have the space to properly store or prep that much food.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Either you are dedicated to what interests you or you are not. It's that simple. If you Love it, whatever it is, you cannot be stopped. That's the way I feel about this website, I wouldn't know how to not get up and type everyday. In 22 years I have updated this website from a campsite, roadside rest area, an airport, a parking lot, a bathroom, a hospital bed, and more. Every single day, I do it. If you Love it, you will be dedicated and do it no matter what.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Some fruits and vegetables (produce) release ethylene as they ripen, which can cause other produce to be spotted, soft, or mealy. Keep Ethylene-producing produce separate from Ethylene-sensitive produce.
Ethylene-producing produce are - Apricots, Avocados, Bananas, Cantaloupes, Honeydew melons, Kiwis, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Tomatoes.
Ethylene-sensitive produce are - Apples, Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Green beans, Lettuce and other greens, Potatoes, Summer squash, Watermelons

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: This mineral is important to support the nervous system and helps with natural heart rhythm. It helps to stabilize blood pressure and assists in electrochemical transmissons. It assists other nutrients into the cells.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps maintain pH, and proper muscle contraction. Helps to prevent strokes. Works with sodium to maintain a water balance.

POTENTIAL INTERACTION: Using laxatives and diuretics, may disturb potassium levels and cause kidney disorders.

FOOD SOURCES: Dried apricots, baked potatoes, dried prunes, cantaloupe, bananas, legumes, wheat brain, yams, poultry, fish, dairy products, avocados, dates, figs, brown rice, fruit, blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast, garlic, nuts and spinach.

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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.