Can this unicorn change the way you poop and make you laugh at the same time? Y-E-S!
According to Squatty Potty, “The alignment of the anorectal angle associated with squatting permits smooth bowel elimination. This prevents excessive straining with the potential for resultant damage to the recto-anal region and, possibly, to the colon and other organs. There is no evidence that habitual bowel elimination at a given time each day contributes considerably to the final act of rectal emptying. The natural behavior to empty the bowels in response to a strong defecation reflex alleviates bowel emptying by means of the recto anal inhibitory reflex.”
Changing your bowel emptying habits by squatting instead of sitting can help eliminate constipation, hemorrhoids, colon disease, urinary difficulty and pelvic floor difficulties. (source)
But don’t take my word for it, watch this hilarious video that demonstrates exactly why squatting is so superior.
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