Useful and delicious ways you can keep your thirst quenched, even on the hottest days

Whether you’re headed to your neighborhood block party, spending your day kayaking down the Hillsborough River, or taking your fuzzy, four-legged roommate to the park, it’s important to stay hydrated in the hot summer months. Eight 8-ounce glasses of water is the recommended daily water intake for the average person. This number is even higher for those who are active or spend time outdoors.

Need to up your intake?

Try these 5 simple tips to feel refreshed all summer long:

  1. Always carry a reusable water bottle with you. Hillsborough County has water bottle filling stations and water fountains at recreation centers, libraries, and other facilities throughout the county to help quench your thirst on the go.
  2. Sip your way to summertime flavors by adding your favorite fruits to your water. Try strawberries or blueberries for a spa-worthy refresher.
  3. Drink water during workouts to avoid dehydration. You’d be surprised at the workout you’ll get during indoor activities like Tai Chi, Pickleball, and other Recreation Center favorites.
  4. Snack on fruits and veggies with high water content, such as tomatoes, strawberries, and watermelon.
  5. Don’t forget about Fido! Check out these 9 doggy do’s and don’ts for keeping your pet hydrated and safe this summer.

Whether you’re enjoying Hillsborough’s biking trails, skate parks, or other summertime activities, staying hydrated is key to a good time this season.