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!
If I Loved my neighbor 'as myself'
then what would that Love look like?
As we enter rainy season, think about getting a rain barrel for the front and back of your house. In this way you can save the rain for later use. You can use this water to wash your car, water your garden or lawn, to flush your toilets or even use in your washing machine. Your job today is to research rain barrels. We have two barrels at our house.
It's time to blow the dust off your bicycle and get it ready for warmer weather. Check your tires, air them up or better yet, take your bicycle and drop it off at the local bicycle shop for a tune-up. I'm dropping off our bicycles today because we bicycle a lot. In fact, on our first date we met up on our bicycles and road for hours together through the park and around the City.
Cleaning your shower heads will make the water come out easier and faster because shower heads get clogged with minerals deposits. You can soak the shower head for a couple of hours in distilled vinegar or for nearly instantaneous results you can use a product called CSR. Put the CSR in a cup and submerge the shower head in the solution. The results are super fast.
Get a piggy bank and I mean a real piggy bank and start saving. Get your kids a piggy bank and teach them to start saving. Remember, piggy banks are not just about saving your change. You can fold up currency and put it in the piggy bank as well. When you have an extra 1, 5, 10 or 20 dollar bill, fold it up and slide it in. Research piggy banks and then go get one.
Always assume criticism is constructive. After you get over it, just turn criticism around to benefit you. Criticism gives you an interesting idea of how others think and their motivation. Ah hah! Don't take criticism personal because it gives you more information than you might initially think.
Here is a fabulous link to teach you how to grow herbs indoors. I realize that some of you live in apartments, evenso, it is possible to grow your own herbs. Use this link and get started growing. You can grow a lot of your favorite herbs and its so HEALTHY!
Choose two (2) of the 'Arginine' foods below
and incorporate them into your diet today.
DESCRIPTION: Arginine is an essential amino acid that aids in liver detoxification and is helpful in liver disorders. It helps to reduce tumors and cancer. It may also assist in elevating the sperm count in males. The body uses arginine during periods of growth and protein synthesis. It is helpful during trauma or kidney conditions. When arginine is present, there is a reduction in body fat and an increase in muscle mass. It can stimulate growth hormones and detoxifies ammonia from the body. Arginine is required during the manufacturing of substances such as hemoglobin and insulin.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS: May aid in maintaining a healthy heart.
FOOD SOURCES: Most proteins foods such as eggs, dairy products, meat, and nuts.
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