You, my friend, are pooping like an amateur.
Since when did pooping become a sport you ask?
Well it’s not technically, yet.
All kidding aside, studies show that our colon is begging for a break. More and more frequently we hear of our friends and family complaining of
Is it because of the food we consume or lack of activity?
Sure these things greatly contribute to the breakdown in our body’s ability to perform optimally, but the real culprit is, get this… the porcelain throne in your own home.
How is this possible?
Well the toilet is basically aiding our lazy modern day habit of sitting whenever possible.
But you’re supposed to sit right?
Relax, read something, allow nature to take its course… but a lot of the times, nature isn’t so cooperative is it? And no amount of focused breathing, abdominal squeezing, or private prayers for relief seem to work.
Don’t believe me?
I’m willing to bet they just performed that perfect squat your trainer has been trying to push your butt into. And if you’re sitting there thinking that I’m hornswoggling you with nonsense just so I can push my physical fitness garbage…not so.
Here’s a little science for you:
Now that you’re thoroughly grossed out…
Well, obviously I’m not going to sit (squat) here and say that we should all jump up on the toilet seats at work and start perching, how funny would that be though?
Fortunately for us, several companies like Squatty Potty have come out with stool designs that are made perfectly to fit your home toilet with the optimal height and width for maximum colon bowlin’.
Although Modern-day squat evangelists may claim that a "more natural" posture wards off all sorts of health problems, from Crohn's disease to colon cancer, it still remains untested.
However, empirical evidence does suggest defecation posture absolutely affects your body.
And when it comes to hemorrhoids—a painful swelling of the veins in the anal canal that affects half of all Americans, research suggests that you may want to get your butt off the toilet.
So, in closing, the oval office is not for playing video games, perusing Facebook, checking your mail or reading the latest muscle and fitness magazine.
It is for proper pooping…period.