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Activities of Daily Living
November 23rd

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

Under what circumstances would it take for me to give 'all' that I have?

Activities of Daily Living - Hygiene and Grooming

If flossing your teeth seems to be fleeting, then get some floss picks that you can keep near the couch so you can pick on the fly while you are watching your favorite TV show.

Activities of Daily Living - Physical Activity

If you are short on time or too tired to exercise, you can stand in front of the TV and march in place for 15 minutes during one of your favorite shows. You can still be mindless and march in place at the same time.

Activities of Daily Living - Housework and Cleaning

Items under and around the bed can limit your travel and scramble your brain during sleep. It's Feng Shui. And by all means, no shoes on the bed. The least amount of stuff you have under and around your bed during sleep, including side tables, the better. Use 30 minutes today to declutter your bedroom.

Activities of Daily Living - Financial Management

Check your tires to make sure they are properly inflated. This will give you better gas mileage. The inside of your door usually has the ideal PSI (that's pounds per square inch) for your tires, which will guide you as you are filling your tires with air at the gas station.

Activities of Daily Living - Work and Productivity

Identify what drains your time and then put a plug in it. Everyone has 'free will' and you get to say - who, what, when, where, why and how much. Self-limitation and self-discipline will probably feel better than the Universe implementing a plug for you.

Activities of Daily Living - Food Preparation

Anyday is the perfect crock pot day. Even if you have plans for dinner, whatever you make in the crockpot today can be cooled and set in the refrigerator for tomorrow. Research some new crockpot recipes today.

Activities of Daily Living - Today's Healthful Nutrient

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

DESCRIPTION: Although molybdenum, a trace mineral it is still an essential mineral. It helps the body use nitrogen and promotes healthy cell function.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Supports nitrogen metabolism and cell function.

FOOD SOURCES: Vegetables, beans, whole grains, cereals, milk and milk products.

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"Whatever you should be doing with your Life,
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