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Activities of Daily Living
August 9th

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

How much Faith does it take for me to feel like something is really going my way?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

The longer you hold urine, your bladder can become a breeding ground for bacteria, which can turn into infection, which can turn into kidney issues. The bladder can only hold about 15 ounces of water, so when your brain sends you the signal that it is full, then empty it. Normal urination is 8-10 times per day. As I always say, "You can't flush a toilet without water and neither can your body." Drink you water and GO PEE!

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

The best exercises to relieve constipation is walking and stretching. Peristalsis is a series of muscle contractions that occur in your digestive tract. When you walk or stretch you are stimulating these muscles simply because you are using them. The peristaltic wave should be in constant motion whether you are moving or not. That's why a doctor listens to your belly with a stethoscope. There should always be a rumbling (wave) in your tummy. ALWAYS!

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Before you buy one more household cleaner, how about using what you already have. Take the time today to take an inventory of the cleaning products you have. There are plenty of cleaning products that are a jack-of-all-trades, which can be used for many purposes. I probably use baking soda and vinegar for cleaning more than I use anything else. Use what you have and then move on from there.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Get clear, especially as a couple on who, when or if you will loan money and only 'if' you have extra money that does not take away from your own needs. Make certain you are clear on what is a necessity and what is a luxury. Banks typically loan money for luxuries or things we do not need. Interesting huh? Family and friends are the ones who loan money for necessities. Necessities are food, gas to get to work, electricity, etc. Just get clear folks!

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Multi-tasking only works well if you can actually multi-task. If you can not multi-task then stop kidding yourself and stop multi-tasking. Some people need a sharp focus on one thing at a time and then others do not. Your effectiveness and productivity require that you are honest with yourself and your capabilities. Identify if you are a single-tasker, a double-tasker or multi-tasker and then get busy tasking.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Boosting flavor and cutting calories is the best when preparing food. For instance, flavoring up chicken with spices and roasting it is better than frying it because the fat drips off in the roasting process while frying locks in the fat. 1 Tbsp. of cooking oil equals about 100 calories. When you go out to eat, choose roasting or grilling over frying. Whatever kind of nasty visual you need to put into your head to get you to stop eating fried foods, then get the visual in your head.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

FOOD SOURCES: Omega-6 fatty acids: almonds, avocado, bee pollen, fruits, garlic, ginger, licorice root, nuts, olive oil, oranges, parsley, peanuts, pecans, root vegetables, seeds, spinach, spirulina, all kinds of sprouts, sunflower seeds, vegetable oil, wheatgerm, wheat, wheatgrass and grains.

Omega-3 fatty acids: these are hard to find in the diet . . . deep-green vegetables and fish oils, flax see, hemp seed, pumpkin seed, canola, soybean, walnuts, wheatgerm, chia, kukui (candlenut)

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