The Fourth of July is a celebratory day for food, family, and fireworks! What better way to celebrate than by doing it in a healthy way? Your colonoscopy Los Angeles expert knows how to stay healthy during the holiday.
We celebrate our nation with our families. Keep your family safe and healthy with our 7 tips for a healthy Independence Day.
- Protect Your Skin
- Switch To Healthier Foods
Substitute filling foods for salads and enjoy your main dish as sides. Grilling is always healthier. We all love to snack. Instead of salty or sweet snacks, eat veggie sticks instead.
- Drink Water And Drink Healthy
To keep cool, make sure you drink more water than you think you need. Caffeine and sugar dehydrate you, so make sure to keep plenty of fruit because fruit contains lots of water, vitamins, and fiber.
- Start Traditional Active Games
Any active activity is a great blood pumper and mood booster. Start an annual baseball or football game. It’ll fill your life with great memories of your family while staying active.
Fireworks are loud. Wear earplugs this Fourth of July to protect your ears from damage. Fireworks have a sound decibel of 150, and earplugs are meant for sound decibels over 85.
- Clean Your Grill
A dirty grill can house bacteria and germs. After cooking and cleaning it, an effective way to keep your grill clean is by leaving the grill on to burn off.
- Keep Your Food Separated
Hot food and cold food should be separated to avoid harmful bacteria. Make sure you cook your food at the appropriate temperature. Take items that cannot meet these temperatures off the menu to keep your family from getting sick.
If you follow these 7 tips, you are sure to have a healthier Independence Day.
Dr. Peyton Berookim is a colonoscopy Los Angeles specialist who prioritizes providing excellent patient care. Dr. Berookim is double certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Gastroenterology. For more information about Dr. Berookim, visit his website at colonoscopy-losangeles.com or call him at (310)271-1122.