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Healthy Tips for Memorial Day

Kick off the summer with a happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of your health while having fun.

May 24, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s fallen heroes with family and friends. Whether you’re headed to a parade, a picnic, or a barbecue, it’s important to keep your healthy habits on track. Remember, a healthy body is a happy body.

Click the photos below for healthy tips to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

Eat Well

Eat Well

 

Eat Well

It’s a holiday weekend, which means you may overeat without realizing it. That’s why you should make your food choices as healthy as possible and eat clean. By adding extra fruits and veggies to your plate, you can fill up on heart-healthy foods. This way, there’s less room for junk food. Watch your salt and sugar intake, especially if you have diabetes or other chronic health conditions. You can even try cooking a healthy dish or two to share with your family and friends.

 

Stay Active

Stay Active

 

Stay Active

There’s nothing like fun and games on a warm day. So why not get on your feet and break a sweat? It’s good for your heart and a great way to de-stress. From playing sports or hiking to a simple walk around the block, there are so many activities you can do that can include everyone. Plus, staying active can help prevent gas and bloating and can improve your digestion.

 

Drink Responsibly

Drink Responsibly

 

Drink Responsibly

It’s important to drink responsibly at any family or social event. Enjoy a drink or two, but don’t forget to stay hydrated. Alcohol can be very dangerous to your health if you don’t know how to drink safely and responsibly. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to replenish any lost fluids, even if you haven’t consumed any alcohol. If you’ve been playing or it’s a warm day, your body is losing water through sweat. Stay cool, and hydrate to keep the fun going.

 

Keep Your Health Goals

Keep Your
Health Goals

 

Keep Your Health Goals

It’s easy to enjoy the festivities during Memorial Day weekend. As long as you stay mindful, you’ll be just fine. When you eat, drink, and play, don’t forget about your health goals and how to keep them. Don’t give yourself a hard time if you overindulge. Remember, you can always pick up and start again tomorrow.

 
 

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This health information or program is for educational purposes only and not intended to treat, diagnose, or act as a substitute for medical advice from your provider. Consult your healthcare provider and always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Sources
“The History of Memorial Day.” PBS. Accessed April 18, 2018.
http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/memorial-day/history/

“Everything You Need to Know About Clean Eating.” Healthline. Accessed April 18, 2018.
https://www.healthline.com/health/eating-clean#principles

“How Long Does It Take to Digest Food? All About Digestion.” Healthline. Accessed April 18, 2018.
https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-it-take-to-digest-food

“Dehydration.” Medline Plus. Accessed April 18, 2018.
https://medlineplus.gov/dehydration.html

“Alcohol Overdose: The Dangers of Drinking Too Much.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Accessed April 18, 2018.
https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AlcoholOverdoseFactsheet/Overdosefact.htm

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