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Bathroom Posture

The body produces waste as a normal by product of digestion and metabolism and these wastes need to be regularly eliminated to maintain optimal health.

It is natural to squat to have bowel movements. It opens up the anal area more directly. When on the toilet, putting feet up to 6 to 8 inches on a foot stool or other platform gives the same squatting effect. Stretching your hands above your head heightens the effect and makes bowel movements even easier.

Let’s review the mechanics of going to the bathroom. People can control their defecation, to some extent, by contracting or releasing the anal sphincter. But that muscle can’t maintain continence on its own. The body also relies on
a bend between the rectum—where feces builds up—and the anus—where feces comes out. When we’re standing up, the extent of this bend, called the anorectal angle, is about 90 degrees, which puts upward pressure on the rectum and keeps feces inside. In a squatting posture, the bend straightens out, like a kink ringed out of a garden hose, and defecation becomes easier.

Some of the benefits of using squat toilets are:

A squatting platform can be made, improvised from a low stool or purchased from:

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