Pooping is one of the most underrated pleasurable activities in life. It’s embarrassing to say but it’s true. However, our body position in the toilet impacts our health. And no one is talking about it. Lately, we’ve come across research and resources that have convinced us that this is an important topic.

Bathroom Posture: Squatting Position

Today a growing number of medical experts say humans are designed to squat to eliminate. They point out that the squatting position is more natural and can help avoid colon disease, constipation, hemorrhoids, and similar ailments. Research shows that our bathroom posture plays a bigger role in these ailments than a lack of dietary fiber. Also, Stanford University revealed a new story that shows squatting is the proper and recommended way to go to the bathroom.


When using a squatting toilet our body displays a 35-degree angle. Actually, squatting straightens the rectum, relaxes the puborectalis muscle, and allows for complete emptying of the appendix. Therefore without straining, which prevents fecal stagnation and the accumulation of toxins in your intestinal tract. In fact, that position releases pressure on the rectum and makes it easier to defecate. Many doctors say that using a squat toilet reduces the chances of constipation, hemorrhoids and even bowel cancer. Therefore it contributes to our well-being.

Sitting Position

Toilet Sitting Posture

Modern Toilet

The modern toilet is convenient, but has one major fault; it requires us to sit. While sitting in the bathroom to do our business, the colon doesn’t fully relax in that posture. Because this toilet is designed to place your knees at a 90-degree angle to your abdomen. At this 90 degrees angle, the natural path of your intestine is pinched and literally blocked. In the worst case, this can lead to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and hemorrhoid or intestinal cancer. And sitting means you are pushing again your own muscles

sit or squat toilet

As a result, a person using the sitting posture for defecation has to hold their breath and strain and push downward for waste evacuation. Yet evacuation can never be complete. Resulting in an accumulation of toxins and waste at the lower part of the colon. And that is the most unhealthy position. Many experts from Dr. Mercola to Dr. Oz mentioned the benefits of proper bathroom posture. Additionally, Bill Gates recently held a contest to re-design the modern toilet. The key is to elevate your feet to get up into that squatting position. You can put your feet on a little wastebasket. That makes elimination faster, easier, and more complete.

best toiliet position

And that’s the healthier way to sit in the toilet. Many people remain unaware that sitting toilet pose a danger to their health and well-being.

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