Government Tip: Drink Water if You’re Thirsty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put together a webpage offering people instructions on how much water to drink, which includes the advice that people should drink to “quench your thirst throughout the day.”

The tipsheet starts by saying people should drink water instead of sugary sodas or sports drinks. But how much water should people drink?

“Let your thirst be your guide,” the tipsheet says.

“A healthy body can balance water needs throughout the day,” it added. “Drink plenty of water if you are very active, live or work in hot conditions, or are an older adult.”