Math is everywhere and the bathroom is no exception. It turns out that the angle created by your rectum when sitting on the toilet affects your health! In other words, there’s a right way and a wrong way to sit on the toilet.

However, here are 3 position you need to choose when sitting in a toilet

1) Squatting

Squatting is the best position to do while on the toilet. Squatting relaxes your puborectalis muscle more and straightens out your colon, giving the waste substance in your body a straight route out. As a result, you can go more easily with less straining

Squatting, or sitting with your knees raised and your legs slightly spread, may indeed be the most natural and most effective way to empty your bowels.

2) Sitting and leaning forward

You should lean forward into a 35 degree angle instead of being up straight at 90 degrees. This is because when you need to go to the toilet, your puborectalis muscle relaxes and the rectum angle widens. Leaning forwards widens the angle of the rectum so that the waste in your body can travel straighter and easier.

3) Sitting with hips flexed

Sitting on a toilet with your hips flexed away from your body at a 60-degree angle may help your rectal muscles into a more neutral position, reducing the straining it takes to get your waste out.

Other ways you can improve your stool and relieve constipation

Stay hydrated- Drinking warm liquids is a great way to get more water into the body, and staying hydrated is a powerful natural method for easing constipation. Extra water in the stool makes it softer and helps it to pass more smoothly. In fact, being low on fluids is a common cause of constipation

Exercise- Exercise helps constipation by lowering the time it takes food to move through the large intestine. This limits the amount of water your body absorbs from the stool. Hard, dry stools are harder to pass. Plus, aerobic exercise speeds up your breathing and heart rate.

Eat plenty of fiber- Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.

Source: Google, Healthline, Bright side

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