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Activities of Daily Living
February 24th

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!

Daily Spiritual Progression Path ™  readings Main Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Page

Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

Would I want to be forgiven in the same way that I forgive others?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

If you are out and about and cannot brush your teeth after eating, at the very least drink some water and swish it around your mouth to rinse your gums and teeth.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Pick up your speed and do a bit of speed walking. Drive to the local high school and speed walk the track. Imagine its a stadium filled crowd cheering you on to victory.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Use the buddy system while you clean. Make the bed and pick up things while you are talking on the phone with a friend. You can accomplish more while on the phone than you think.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

If you are struggling to make a payment on a particular date, call the creditor and ask for a different payment date. They will do this on student loans, car loans, credit cards and so much more. Make the call!

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Do not fall into the blame game. If it is always someone else's fault for the reason you are not doing better, then guess what? It's not their fault, it's yours! It's unrealistic to believe or think that it is 'always' someone else's fault. If you need a reality check, then give it to yourself.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Do your grocery shopping early in the morning before 8:00 AM or later in the evening after 9:00 PM. This is when the grocery store is the least crowded and its all yours.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: It is a non-essential amino acid that is manufactured from the amino acid arginine. It is used to metabolize nitrogen. It should be taken with arginine. If it is taken with both arginine and carnitine, it may help facilitate the metabolizing of body fat. When supplementing ornithine, it is most commonly taken in conjunction with arginine.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Aids the liver and immune system.

FOOD SOURCES: Fish, meat, beans and dairy.

Daily Spiritual Progression Path ™  readings Main Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Page

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