Obesity is one of the major problems that men and women face today.Did you know that drinking adequate water could prevent obesity. Water is the single most important nutrient as 2/3 of our body weight consists of water. It has absolutely no calories and is fat-free, cholestrol-free and is low in sodium.The daily requirement of an adult is about 8 glasses of water. Dehydration leads to accumulation of body fat and the body starts to retain water to make up for the shortage. On the other hand drinking more water stimulates the kidneys and thus helps to prevent water retention. In fact those who are overweight should drink one extra glass of water for every 25 pounds over your ideal weight. Constipation is a sympton of the body not getting the required quantity of water. It can be eliminated by drinking about 8 glasses of water daily and eating food rich in fiber. Back pain, joint pain, migraine, morning sickness during pregnancy, pain from ulcers can all be reduced by taking adequate quantity of water. Finally drinking enough water could act as a hunger supressant and helps to metabolize stored fat and could play a major role in helping you get back into shape in the days, months and years ahead.