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This July 4th Celebrate Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Health

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”

Even Jefferson knew that health was a key ingredient for happiness. That is why this July 4th, the Let’s Move! team has some simple suggestions to help you and yours enjoy a happy, healthy holiday.

Life: Be full of life this July 4th, get out, get active! Whether it is a fun game of cornhole or musical chairs in your backyard, walking in a local parade, or dancing to the band on the Capitol lawn, every bit of activity counts. In honor of the 4th, we challenge you to try at least four new physical activities with your family.

Liberty: Feel free to put your own spin on some of our favorite healthy summer fare:

Salad Recipes

Lunch Recipes

Side & Dessert Recipes

Health: Spend time with the people you love this holiday weekend. Evidence shows that good friends and a good laugh are good for your health. Go ahead, get an extra serving, its 100% guilt free. And of course, if you're being healthy most of the time, it’s ok to enjoy that burger or ice cream along with the fireworks!

We wish you all the safest and healthiest of celebrations − Happy July 4th!