Happy, Healthy Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a time for backyard barbecues, poolside lounging, and spending quality time with loved ones. This year, let’s embrace a “Happy, Healthy Memorial Day” approach. 

Here’s how to strike a balance between indulging in some summer fun, and keeping your well-being in check.

Healthy Grilling and Eating

Memorial Day often revolves around delicious food. However, with a little planning, you can create a healthier and more balanced menu for your cookout.

  • Grill lean protein sources: Opt for grilled fish, chicken, or turkey burgers instead of fatty hot dogs or sausages.
  • Get creative with vegetables: Grilled vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, and bell peppers add vibrant color and essential nutrients to your plate. Don’t forget delicious summer fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe for a refreshing treat.
  • Lighten up your sides: Choose healthier options like whole-wheat pasta salad, quinoa with chopped vegetables, or a bean salad.
  • Portion control is key: It’s easy to overindulge at a barbecue. Use a smaller plate to help you maintain a reasonable portion size. Focus on savoring the flavors of each bite, rather than mindless eating.

Staying Active and Hydrated

While delicious food and drinks are tempting, staying active is still important. Here are some ways to make sure you move your body during your Memorial Day weekend:

  • Host backyard games: Set up a volleyball net, have a frisbee tournament, or organize a family relay race.
  • Take a nature hike: Enjoy the fresh air and scenery by going for a hike in a local park or nature trail.
  • Go for a bike ride: Whether it’s a leisurely ride around the neighborhood or a more challenging trail, biking is a fun and healthy activity for all ages.

Hydration is crucial, especially during hot summer weather.

  • Stay ahead of thirst: Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink water. Aim for eight glasses of water throughout the day.
  • Infuse your water: Add slices of cucumber, lemon, or berries to your water for a refreshing twist.
  • Consider IV hydration: If you’re planning a weekend full of activities and warm weather, consider IV hydration as a way to replenish electrolytes and fluids quickly and efficiently.

Benefits of IV Hydration for Memorial Day Weekend:

  • Prevents dehydration: Especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun, IV hydration can help ensure you stay adequately hydrated.
  • Boosts energy levels: Dehydration often leads to fatigue. IV hydration can help you feel more energized and ready to enjoy your weekend activities.
  • Reduces hangover symptoms: If you plan on indulging in some adult beverages, IV hydration can help reduce hangover symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue.
  • Promotes recovery from exercise: Whether you’re participating in an intense workout or a long hike, IV hydration can help you recover faster.

We have several IV Drips that would be beneficial for before or after your Memorial Day celebration. Feel free to give us a call to schedule yours!

We can ensure a fun-filled and energizing weekend by making healthy choices, staying active, and prioritizing hydration. Remember, a healthy body is the foundation for a grateful heart and a vibrant spirit, perfect for celebrating the spirit of Memorial Day!