Today's post is about something that most people don't freely talk about. That's right today we are talking about poop. Well, not just poop, but how your position and posture could be adding to the discomfort of your gut health.
Imagine how you sit on a toilet while you are "doing the deed". Now imaging how a baby, or toddler is positioned as they are doing that same deed. Notice anything different. You most likely are sitting on a toilet, (unless you are from one of the eastern countries that has not forgotten our natural intellect on elimination). The child before it is potty trained will automatically assume the squatting position to eliminate. Sure, we think it is cute, but in reality it is very very smart.
I give you figure A. Here we can see that when we are sitting there is a muscle that "chokes" the rectum so we don't just go spewing poo at every waking moment. (Lovely, I know.) That muscle while we are sitting is still partially shutting off our rectum. Notice how while squatting, in this case using the Squatty Potty, actually relaxes the muscle causing a "smoother" elimination. You also receive other health benefits as well.
In the month that I have used the Squatty Potty, I have noticed many benefits. The first day, it was almost hard for me to go because it was such a change to the usual. I did not get discouraged and tried it the next time. I have noticed an increase in the amount that is eliminated, a decrease in the number of trips to the bathroom to eliminate, a decrease in the amount of time spent eliminating. All around I find this to be a great product. I highly recommend it.
Here is a video that may explain things better.
Note: I would recommend taking a few things into consideration before buying your first squatty potty. Those things are as follows.
- height of the toilet
- length of your legs
- position you want to assume (partial squat or full squat,) Squatty potty has two sizes to better help you choose.
Here is an awesome thing. The people at Squatty Potty are really nice, and they really want you to poop comfortably. So, they gave me a Squatty Potty to review, and they are also giving one of our lucky readers a Squatty Potty as well.
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