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  • Wear Sunscreen: When outside, make sure to use sun protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Studies show that sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer by 12 times!
  • Eat Light:  To make sure your food doesn’t weigh down your festivities, make salads and sides to balance the main course, maybe grill your meal and prepare veggies sticks for snacks. 
  • Stay Hydrated with Water:  Be sure to drink plenty of water and keep your body from overheating, and stay away from caffeinated and sugary drinks that dehydrate you. 
  • Start and Active Tradition: Be it an annual family kickball tournament, neighborhood volleyball game, or a pre-dinner hike, an annual activity will be a welcome event to any July 4th celebration. 

  • Wear Some Earplugs:  Fireworks have a sound decibel of 150, and ear protection is recommended for decibels above 85.
  • Make Sure you’re Using a Clean Grill: After you are done grilling, do a quick clean up of any visible debris and food, then turn up the heat and let the grill burn off a bit.
  • Keep Hot food Hot and Cold food Cold: Be sure you cook all of your food to the recommended temperature to destroy any harmful bacteria and keep things that should be refrigerated in a cooler over ice. 

  • Play Lawn Games:  Encourage your party guests to bring their favorite lawn game instead of yet another dessert. 
  • Skip Sugary Deserts:  Cut up strawberries and melon or grill peaches, pineapple, or bananas to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding unnecessary processed sugar.
  • Make Healthy Drinks:  Make healthy drinks such as home-made iced tea or lemonade sweetened with agave nectar, or even sparkling flavored water!
Information provided by Health Fitness Revolution 

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