It’s the first week of July, and Independence Day is fast approaching! Around the country, Friday will be a day of celebration with family, friends, and food. HealthTap wants to make sure that your fourth of July is as fun and safe as possible, so we’ve put together a short list of helpful questions and answers to make your celebration even better!
“Fruits and vegetables a good source of vitamines and water.” – Dr. Boris Ripa
“Imagine if you were in a swimming pool and there were fireworks in the sky above you. The decibel level wouldn’t harmful in the least have fun and hope you have a great delivery!” – Dr. Jane Van Dis
“Tough question with no easy answer. Eat before you go so you’re not starving. Avoid alcohol or keep it minimal because it will remove your inhibitions which zaps your motivation. Take 1 drink and sip it all evening to be sociable. Don’t mindlessly eat. Avoid junk food (ie potato chips). Look for healthy snacks. Talk about how hard you’re trying – you’ll find others are trying too and are on your side!” – Dr. Bennett Warner
“Particularly if you skip the desert to go for the walk! [A]ctually, if you walk for 20-30 minutes, it will definitely help with calorie burning, as well as improve your overall mood and benefit health.” – Dr. Donald W. Alves
“Deet= gold standard of repellents. Use microencapsulated formulation. Max effective at 30%. Lasts about 5 hours. Higher concentrations last longer but not better. 10% lasts about 2 hours. If mosquito burden is high add permethrin to clothes. For aftercare use dab of pramoxine. If many, use spot of 1% hydrocortisone for itching. If very many I use 10 mg loratadine each day in addition.” – Dr. Dan E. Fisher