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Activities of Daily Living
January 18th

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 old practice, old lifestyle or old system of doing things no longer works for me?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

Signs are what a doctor sees, symptoms are what you experience. Signs and symptoms have to match up in order to result in a correct diagnosis. No one just wakes up and has a cold or the flu. The virus began small and replicated big enough that it became noticeable through symptoms. At the first inkcling of a symptom, which is called 'the prodrome' that is when you should act on it. Check out the 'Signs and Symptoms' page.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Moving the body plays a key role in cleansing our bodies of garbage and scraps by emptying the bowels. The body empties through a moving process called 'peristalsis'. Movement should not be used only when there is a problem with weight or to just build muscle mass. Movement should also be used to clear the mind, gain clarity, awareness and understanding. Instead of thinking of the word "exercise", think of the word "movement".

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Tang your toilet. Dropping a teaspoon of Tang Drink Mix will help scrub your toilet. The citric acid in the mix acts like a cleanser. And if your pet likes to sip from the toilet, it should not be a problem.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Coupon clipping, reward programs and memberships can certainly save you money but they can also cost you money if you are spending more simply because you are using them where you did not before. Just be aware that sometimes these things can cost you money instead of save you money.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Make certain you are well aware of the type of people that bring you down. I avoid complainers, gossipers and angry people like the plague. I recognize that one's negativity can affect my spirit, so I have no problem walking away or simply saying, "I will not participate in this conversation." Remember, you do not have to participate and you can take your energy elsewhere while positively influencing the people you just left.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Yesterday I touched on 'pink and puffy' (inflammation). The traditional names for the classic signs of inflammation come from Latin: Dolor (pain), Calor (heat), Rubor (redness), Tumor (swelling) and Functio laesa (loss of function). Loss of function is not always present but can be. The first 4 signs are always present in inflammation. If you are pink and puffy (inflamed), then you can bet the ranch that there is a problem (inflammation) inside of the body. Take part in your own healthcare and identify the FOODS THAT MAKE YOU PINK AND PUFFY.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

Choose two (2) of the 'VITAMIN A (BETA-CAROTENE)' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
Get creative!

SOURCES: Alfalfa sprouts, apricots, asparagus, avocado, banana, bee pollen, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne pepper, celery, cherries, dandelion greens, fish liver oils, garlic, kale, kelp, leaf lettuce, liver, melon, mustard, papaya, parsley, peaches, peas, persimmon, pineapple, prunes, pumpkin, spinach, spirulina, sweet potatoes, yellow fruits and squash, tomato, yellow or green vegetables, sprouted wheat, turnip greens, whole wheat, wheatgrass, and watercress.

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