Many medical experts agree that there’s a science to pooing and positioning is key. The verdict: Squatting as opposed to sitting in the loo is the right way to poo.
According to many recent studies, the 90 degree-sitting position puts a lot of strain on the colon while also blocking the free movement of wastes.
The associated health risks of maintaining a sitting position in the loo include constipation (don’t blame it on eba all the time), colon disease, hemorrhoids, pelvic floor issues, urinary difficulty/infections and even heart attack!
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Dr. Mercola, who has conducted extensive research in that field says the evidence points to this.
“If you examine the data, there is a great deal of evidence this is true. The modern toilet has required us to change the position we use to evacuate our bowels, which changes the anatomy of… well, a poop, to put it bluntly.”
In fact, squatty toilets (shalanga) are the ideal. Yep, you heard right.
Efforts to design squatty toilets which are better suited to the human anatomy should be in full gear because asides the many health benefits, squatting appeals to your vanity – helping you attain the killer thighs and flat stomach goals.
Robert Edwards, creator of the Squatty Potty gives testimonial to squatting as you poo.
“My mother has suffered from lifelong colon issues and has spent years trying to find a way to alleviate them. A colon hydro-therapist suggested putting her feet up and so she started gathering boxes and stacking phone books in front of the toilet to serve as squatting platforms. The results were immediate.