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Activities of Daily Living
February 20th

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 am I doing or saying just for appearances?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Pain is a coward. It is the last thing to show up and the first thing to leave. Pain is an alarm that tells us something is not quite right. Masking pain with pain relievers before the issue is identified can contribute to the growth and/or continuation of the problem. As you go through your daily hygienic and grooming ritual, get to know your body better by taking the time to identify if any pain you have is emotional, chemical or physical.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

The body never lies, only the mouth does. Make certain that you are not lying to yourself when it comes to exercise. You do have the time but whether you make the time is entirely up to you. You can do 'something' but whether you do something is entirely up to you. The body requires movement in order to get from point A to point B. Movement equals change, so change something about the way you move.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Wherever you see clutter in the house is an indication of stagnated energy. Consider it a block in energy or a block in forward motion in your Life. Basically it means nothing is going on. When I get blocked, no matter what area of my Life I want stimulated, whether it is romantic, financial, social, career, etc., I stop what I am doing to unblock some energy. Clutter is a sign of 'you' stopping.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Those who are more financially successful have habits that less financially successful do not have. Financially successful people always have a goal and will accomplish at the bare minimum of one goal a day. They do not eat junk food. They exercise. They network. And they listen to audiobooks. They will also take more risks but will gamble a lot less. Financially successful people have strong will and strict habits.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Working from a list increases productivity. It just does. Being able to scratch something off the list gives a sense of accomplishment and shows evidence of that productivity. While you do not need busy yourself every waking minute, you do need productive consistency. Work from a list and keep it updated by adding and subtracting tasks.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Having the proper tool for the proper job makes cooking so much more fun and exciting. Those who cook for themselves will not only eat healthier, they will be healthier. While you may have more than enough small kitchen appliances, other miscellaneous kitchen toys such as wooden spoons, silicon spatula's and the like can make cooking for yourself so much more enjoyable.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

Choose two (2) of the 'L-CARNITINE' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
Get creative!

DESCRIPTION: L-Carnitine is made from two amino acids, methionine and lysine. It is stored in tissues such as skeletal muscle and heart muscle. Vegetarians are usually low in the storage of carnitine. We can remember carnitine transports because it has "car" in its name. It aids in preventing a fatty build-up, weight loss and it widely used by athletes. L-Carnitine can be manufactured by the body if a B vitamin is regularly taken along with a sufficient amount of iron and the amino acid lysine.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps the body use fat for energy where it is then utilized as a source for muscular activity.

FOOD SOURCES: Protein rich foods: fish, milk and dairy products, red meats, and poultry.

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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.