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Activities of Daily Living
February 28th

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

Do I only do what is required of me or do I stretch myself and go further?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Changing your bed linen is usually personal preference but the recommended washing is on a weekly basis. If someone in the home has been sick then it's a Good idea not to share the bed with that person until they have recovered and the sheets are fresh and clean.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Remember jumping-jacks? 150 lb. person can burn about 90 calories in 10 minutes doing jumping-jacks. Not only are jumping-jacks a form of cardio work, it is also a stretching exercise that stretches your arms, legs and core. It's a fabulous way to quickly zap some calories.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

A 'no shoes policy' in the home will make for much cleaner floors. Place a tray of nice looking rocks near the door. You can buy a bag of rocks at your favorite hardware store. Then place your shoes on the tray of rocks. This will help catch ice, snow, mud, etc., that drain off the shoes.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Use the 'buddy system' when making bulk purchases. Wholesale clubs are making a killing on people buying in bulk (on impulse) when you only need 1, 2 or a few. Buddy-up with a friend to split the cost on bulk items so you don't have to buy so much and store so much when you really don't need that much.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Either you are dedicated to what interests you or you are not. It's that simple. If you Love it, whatever it is, you cannot be stopped. That's the way I feel about this website, I wouldn't know how to not get up and type everyday. Over the last 17 years I have updated this website from a campsite, roadside rest area, an airport, a parking lot, a bathroom, a hospital bed, and more. Every single day, I do it. If you Love what you do, you will be dedicated and do it no matter what and you cannot be stopped.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

To keep your potatoes sprout free, store them with an apple. Yeah, I know, sounds a bit crazy but the ethlylene gas produced by apples will keep potatoes from sprouting. Apples can cause other fruits or vegetables to ripen quicker so its a win/win situation for the potatoes and the other fruits and vegetables.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: is an essential amino acid, which is an extremely powerful detoxifying amino acid. It helps protect the body from environmental toxins and is not made in the body. It is regularly converted into homocysteine in your body.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Helps with the utilization and assimilation of selenium and zinc. Assists in liver, heart, kidney and brain health.

FOOD SOURCES: Protein rich sources: eggs, corn, rice, dairy products, eggs, fish, meat, nuts and seeds.

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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.