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Activities of Daily Living
August 8th

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 keeps me from being myself? Who am I really trying to impress?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Having no dental insurance should not impact whether or not you get your teeth cleaned. In fact, all the more reason to main your teeth with a teeth cleaning, which costs anywhere between $50 - $135. If you have money to splurge on your hair and nails or fancy coffee drinks and smoking, which are luxuries and habits (not necessities), then you have money to get your teeth cleaned. Teeth cleaning is not only affordable, it is a healthcare necessity. Don't be cheap on your breath, smile or teeth. Make your dental appointment!

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Can you pull your own weight? As infants we did those 'army crawl maneuvers' by pulling our body across the floor. If you had to, could you pull your own weight? Could you hold onto a bar, a rock or the root of a tree in order to save your own Life? You actually pull your own weight when you walk up a flight of stairs (against gravity) or when you exercise, like yoga. Your body wants to be strong and vital. Do some stair climbing today and start pulling your own weight again.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

An unkept home represents a cluttered mind and body. The home represents the body, not only in Feng Shui but in your night dreams as well. A cluttered and unkept home can represent many things such as; depression, lethargy, anger, worry, fear and even a lack of respect for one's self and personal property. A messy home says a lot about you and it speaks volumes. It's time to breathe Life back into your personal space and give it a new theme.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

There are plenty of area schools around where you can get a lower fee for service at teaching institutions. Whether it is a dental school, chiropractic school, medical school, cosmetology school, massage school, technical schook, etc., you can get lower fees for services at these places where students and interns are learning their craft. Check them out!

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Anyone who really knows me knows that my daily mantra is, "Easily and effortlessly now!" I will choose simplicity over complication any day of the week. I believe nothing is hard, we just choose to make it hard through drama, worry, hardedness or insecurity. In my world, there always has to be an easier way. It's called efficiency and productivity. Look for simplistic and low-drama outcomes from the start. Being lazy is one thing, being smart with your time and energy is another.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Take notice of how much of your nutrition is boxed, packaged, canned, refined, baked or processed. These foods are man-made food, not God-made food. The more you are aware of the food you eat, the more you will be aware of the food you eat. No matter what you eat, make a mental note of which column it goes into, the man-made column or the God-made column. You will get a lot of healthful mileage out of this awareness.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: Valine is an essential amino acid and is used in combination with leucine and isoleucine. They should be supplemented in combination with each other.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Valine is a stimulant,so it may help with energy levels and promote tissue repair.

FOOD SOURCES: Soy, flour, cottage cheese, fish, beef and lamb.

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