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Activities of Daily Living
February 6th

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

When did I allow myself to be tempted into doing or saying the wrong thing so I could be impressive?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Long fingernails and toenails attract germs and cause infected nail beds and infections. That's a lot of surface area that will transfer a lot of germs. Your hands are one of the dirtiest parts of your body, especially if you have long nails and do not wash them trim or wash them regularly. If you insist of wearing long fingernails, use a nail brush or tooth brush to clean your nails (and carry the brush in your purse).

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Anytime you are feeling down and out, that's the perfect time to cram in a few minutes of exercise. Physical movement helps increases your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins, which is often referred to as a runner's high.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

I keep telling myself that I am going to 'paste the oven' and wipe it down the next morning, so today I'm really going to do it. What I mean by 'paste the oven' is I use baking soda mixed with water to make a paste and slather it all over the inside of the oven. I have an aversion to aerosol anything.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Spend your money on experiences instead of stuff. Experiences gives you knowledge, memories and enlightenment, while stuff is just filler. Having more stuff does not mean you are doing better. It could mean you have more more bills, more responsibility, less time and less money.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

I never count a response of "I'll try" or "maybe" as a commitment. When I plan a party and receive one of these two responses, I do not count them in my food count because "I'll try" and "maybe" are non-committal and invariably no shows. I mark them down as a 'No'. If you can't accept an invite, don't want to accept an invite or you are saving your time for something better, that is your own business and no one else's. It is perfectly okay to say, "Sorry, I can't make it."

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Boiled eggs are the perfect food. If you have a hard time boiling them, then bake them. Bake the eggs in muffin tins for just 30 minutes at 350 degrees (without water). Remove and put the eggs in a bucket of ice water for at least 10 minutes. Cooking time varies from oven to oven.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: This essential mineral is an antioxidant and prevents against free radical damage. It is needed for normal pancreatic function. It is best when combined with Vitamin E. POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Maintains healthy heart muscle and promotes a healthy immune system.

FOOD SOURCES: Onions, molasses, brown rice, chicken, wheat germ, tourla, tuna, brewer's yeast, broccoli, liver, salmon, Brazil nuts, lobster, clams, crab, cooked oysters, and whole grains.

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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.