Did you know that the position you sit while using the toilet can cause health problems? The modern sitting toilets may be more convenient than squat toilets, but they are actually extremely hazardous to our health. There are number of health issues that have been linked to the use of the modern sitting toilet including: bloating, straining, constipation, Hemorrhoids, colon disease, appendicitis etc.
Through this 90-degree position (we mean the angle at which your hips are bent) the natural passage of your intestines is disrupted and literally sealed off. Only through unnecessary exertion against the laws of physics can you manage to complete the “movement.” In the worst case, this can lead to constipation, irritable bowels, hemorrhoids, and even colon cancer.
According to experts, the ideal posture for defecation is the squatting position, with the thighs flexed upon the abdomen. During defecation, the puborectalis muscle relaxes its grip on the rectum to allow waste to flow out. However, in the sitting position, the grip is only relaxed partially which blocks the flow of waste. In the squatting posture, the grip is completely relaxed, allowing for a smoother elimination. Also, the pressure of thigh muscles against the lower abdomen helps with exertion and elimination.
BELOW ARE THE BENEFITS OF SQUAT TOILETS:
- Squatting makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent fecal stagnation and toxin accumulation in intestinal tract, a prime factors in colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
- Squatting relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence.
- Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged.
- Squatting reduces straining efforts which also reduce the risk of developing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids occur when veins become swollen in the lower portion of the rectum. The pressure causes the veins to swell.
- For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.
Source: stayonthehealthypath.com, interesting-facts.info
12 Alarming Ways Your Poop Is Warning You About Your Health
One of the things that the 21st century has taught us is that it is important to watch our health. The truth is that we do not remember to read the signs that our bodies are sending us. Did you know that your stool says a lot about your health and that it is important to analyze it on a regular basis? This is not something that most of us like to look at, but its shape and color can tell what state you are in health-wise. We have gathered some crucial details that will help you watch your steps towards achieving good health. It goes without saying though that this article should not be considered medical advice, rather an informative, fun article.
Normally, poop is supposed to be brown. Although the color may change once in a while depending on what you consume, a drastic color change without good reason might be a warning sign that your health is not good. Below is an explanation of the different colors of stool and what they mean.