1. You'll have a jam-packed schedule of eating, drinking, and lounging, so make your workout your top priority in the morning. Take advantage of the holiday and grab some friends to catch up with or wake up early to get in a morning run . You'll feel great for the rest of the day knowing that you still accomplished your workout and started off your day of celebrating on the right foot.
  2. Chopping, cooking, and prepping your barbecue fare can be a great workout for your arms, but for even more of a workout, add some lower-body moves to your cooking to burn even more calories. Do squats, lunges, or deadlifts while you're waiting for the water to boil, and finish with simple stretches.
  3. If you're going to a beach this Fourth of July, make sure you schedule in some time between tanning and gossiping to enjoy the sand and surf while being active. A casual swim in the ocean or renting a kayak for an hour or two can break up your day and also make sure you're not stationery for hours on end.
  4. If you're feeling stuffed after your barbecue, gather your friends and family for a walk around the block or to catch the fireworks. The light exercise will help you feel less bloated and can help you get a good night's sleep.