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Activities of Daily Living
March 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!

Daily Spiritual Progression Path ™  readings March 2018 - Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Page

Activities of Daily Living - Mentation Question

Am I strong enough or committed enough to do what is right and Good,
even if it is unpopular or misunderstood by others?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

If you wear contacts, make certain you take of them properly. Contacts will build-up biofilm, which is a thin layer of bacteria. Do not use tap water and always use fresh contact solution to clean your contacts.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

Your body should be strong enough that you can pull your own weight across the floor or pull your own weight up the stairs or up a hill. In an emergency situation, you must be able to pull your own weight."

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

The quickest way I have ever gotten rid of ants is using talcum powder. It gets on the ants tiny little feet and then they carry it back to there nest and it kills them.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Fast food is not cheap, and it's not even fast anymore. The grocery store is always going to be cheaper and more nutritional than fast food. Why pay a business to make you fat? Even if you are in a hurry, popping into the grocery store to grab a quick bite is better.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Financial experts say that extended warranties are financial traps and financial gambles and they are not cost effective. Basically they say if it is a crappy product, then you will need an extended warranty.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

When a recipe calls for the food to 'simmer', that means the liquid or food is just below boiling point and bubbles only gently.


Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

SOURCES: Beer, brewer's yeast, brown rice, cheese, red meat, chicken, corn, dairy products, mushrooms, potatoes (with skin), oysters, nuts, and liver.

DESCRIPTION: Chromium is a trace mineral and is needed for energy. It increases the metabolism of glucose and helps make cholesterol, fats and proteins. It helps to maintain blood sugar levels in hypoglycemics and diabetics.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Supports the metabolism of glucose and energy production. It also supports the cardiovascular system and cholesterol levels. Chromium helps to move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells so it can be used as energy. It also turns fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy. Chromium may help some individuals with Type 2 diabetes. It may help them control their blood sugar and may help manage Type 2 diabetes. Chromium supplements are helpful in building muscle and burning fat and helping the body use carbohydrates properly. Chromium may also positively affect the eyes. There is a link between low chromium levels and increased risk of glaucoma. Chromium slows down the loss of calcium; therefore, it could prevent bone loss in women during menopause.

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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.