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Activities of Daily Living
August 7th

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 self-aware enough to know when negative energy overtakes me and causes me to act and react fearfully?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

There are a few personal things you should NEVER share with anyone. Antiperspirant, bar soap, nail clippers, razors, toothbrushes, and towels. The transfer of bacteria, fungus, hair particles and skin cells is way too easy. So from here on out, get your own!

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

If you are prone to cramping during exercise, after exercise or during your sleep, then you will need to make certain your body is well hydrated. Calcium plays an important role in muscle contraction, so eating calcium rich foods like yogurt or low-fat milk should help too. A lack of sodium and potassium may also be the culprit, which indicates an electrolyte imbalance. Drinking an isotonic drink (Gatorade) or eating a potassium-rich fruit such as a banana will help as well.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Did you know that you can clean the oven with baking soda? Sprinkle baking soda onto the bottom of the oven. Spray with water to dampen the baking soda. Let sit all day or overnight. In the morning, wash the baking soda and grime out with a sponge or just vacuum and then rinse.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Reduce your 'phantom power' by unplugging electronic devices when they are not in use. Phantom power is the discreet flow of energy (electricity) from cords plugged into outlets when the devices they are attached to are in standby mode or powered off. This is also known as idle current. Use a surge protector or power strip to just flip the switch when several items such a lamp and TV are plugged in at the same time.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Take a break! No one works optimally, constantly. Short bursts of productivity is much better on the body, mind and spirit (literally those 3 things) than at a constant pace that could result in burnout or being pissed off. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion and we all know what pissed off looks like. Your productivity has a lot to do with how you handle stress.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Use visual signs of doneness when a thermometer is not available.

1. Steam rises from food

2. Clear-colored juices run out of meat and poultry, not pink juices

3. Pork, veal and poultry are white inside, not pink or red inside

4. Shellfish is opaque and fish flakes easily with a fork

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: It is important to take Vitamin B5 with Choline as this facilitates its conversion into acetylcholine. Acetylcholine plays a key role in your memory and intellect, as well as in coordination, movement, muscle contraction and the diseases associated with this such as Parkinsonism, Tardive Dyskinesia. Therefore, memory would be impaired without Choline. Choline can be produced by the body in the gastro-intestinal tract.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Supports your brain, liver, kidneys and nervous system function. Helps to maintain normal cholesterol and blood pressure. Aids in memory. Helps to prevent gallstones and to maintain muscular support. Has a role in eliminating toxins by helping the liver. Assists in lecithin formation. Aids in the metabolism of fat and cholesterol.

FOOD SOURCES: Bean sprouts, bee pollen, cabbage, cauliflower, chickpeas, egg yolks, fruits, grains, green beans, leafy greens, lecithin, legumes, liver, meat, milk, nutritional yeast, nuts, peanuts, peas, rice, seeds, soybeans, spinach, wheat, wheat germ, wheatgrass and whole wheat.

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