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!
When was I chastised out of Love (tough Love)?
I always say, "You can't flush a toilet without water and neither can your body." Drink a 'minimum' of 2 quarts of water today. That's 8 cups.
Easy abdominal workout right where you sit - Stick stomach out and hold for 3 - 10 seconds. Then draw the stomach in as far as possible and hold 3 - 10 seconds. Do 5 sets of each at least 2 separate times today.
Clothes and other items on the floor can indicate a 'down' and depressed spirit. Spend 15 minutes today picking 'up' any items on the floor and putting them in their proper space. Put things UP!
Know where you stand financially every single day. Check all of the balances on all of your accounts including credit card, checking and gift card balances. Don't kid yourself. You're a grown-up now. Check those balances.
It's okay to say, "No." A strong desire to be liked is often what causes an overuse of the word "Yes," which then leads to taking on too much. Increase your productivity and time management by kindly saying, "No" at least 3 times today.
Identify your kryptonite, which is the food that causes your body to feel weak. Your kryptonite is not invited into your home on a regular basis or for extended periods of time. Much like a guest who overstays their welcome. Your kryptonite is an 'invited guest food' who is only allowed on special days, if that!
Choose two (2) of the 'VITAMIN C' foods below and incorporate them into your diet today. Get creative!
Alfalfa sprouts, apples, asparagus, avocados, bee pollen, beets, beet greens, berries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, burdock root, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chickweed, citrus fruits, collards, cucumber, currants, garlic, grapefruit (pink), leafy greens, green vegetables, kale, kelp, kiwi, lemons, mangos, mustard greens, onions, oranges, papayas, parsley, peas, persimmon, pineapple, potato, radishes, raw vegetables, rose hips, spinach, spirulina, all kinds of sprouts, strawberries, sweet peppers, swiss chard, tomato, turnip greens, watercress and wheatgrass. Also fruits and their juices.
**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.