- 1. Eat light
No one would want to binge heavy and fatty meals when outdoors in this heat. Thus, consider salads as the main course. Instead, bake your meal. I would suggest throwing the dessert, veggies and meat on grill and rejoice in the outdoors with your buddies.
- 2. Kick start a healthy and active tradition
Whether it is the annual family kickball competition, pre-dinner hike or friendly volleyball game, any annual activity is definitely a welcoming event to the July 4th celebration. This will not only help to pump the adrenaline levels, but will also give some good memories to cherish for your entire life.
- 3. Stay hydrated
Irrespective of the state you reside in, July is certainly the hottest months. Therefore, ensure to intake adequate water to stay hydrated. Here, it is good to stock some fresh fruit juice cans and drinks loaded with vitamins and fiber to keep you get going.
- 4. Protect your skin
Sunscreen is imperative when you are moving outdoors during summers. Note that the harmful UV or ultraviolet rays can reach on hazy and cloudy days too as well as in sunny and bright days. The hours between 10 am to afternoon three are harmful for the skin. Thus, it is advisable to apply sunscreen before moving out. In addition, sunglasses and a hat will provide additional protection. What more, you look stylish too.
- 5. Leave out the fireworks to professionals
Whilst fireworks undoubtedly are wonderful and fun, it is imperative to note that these are dangerous stuffs. Most of the towns and cities organize huge fireworks display done by professionals, so go to such a fireworks show. You certainly will not want to ruin your day due to any firework injury.
- 6. Cook your food properly
Make sure you cook your food at suggested temperatures for destroying harmful bacteria. Also, refrigerate foods properly that require doing so. Here, it is better to leave out foodstuffs that require constant refrigerating. Think about mayonnaise.
- 7. Keep your grill clean always
An unclean grill is a thriving place for bacteria and germs. Thus, do a thorough clean up after you are done with the grilling and turn the heat on a bit. Wait for a few minutes to allow it cool and brush it up.
- 8. Bring out lawn games
Persuade the guests to bring over their preferred lawn games rather than a dessert. This way, you may take up turns and try each game. A few common favorites are Frisbee, bocce ball and croquet.
- 9. Opt for healthy drinks
Do not waste your calories on beer, sodas or sweet tea that are loaded with sugar. Pick healthy drinks instead. A nice idea is here to have peach tea topped with mint and honey. In addition, you may low-calorie containing alcoholic beverage for refreshment.
- 10. Avoid sugary desserts
There is no dearth of fresh fruits during the summer. So it is always good to have shakes of bananas, pineapples, peaches or melon to satisfy your dessert cravings.
Follow these tips to celebrate the July 4th party in a fun and safe as well as healthy way!