Unloading dumbbells in the bathroom is what a healthy human must perform on a daily basis. Surprisingly, as the estimate made by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out, there are at least 4 million people in the United States who suffer from chronic constipation. And the number of people who have less than three bowel movements per week is a whopping 4 to 10 million.
Most likely, you are one of them.
So is there a solution to this devastating scenario?
The answer is yes.
Introducing the “squatty potty”, an ingenious idea from a company in Utah that aims to solve this problem. And at this point, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of them at least once. Prince Charming’s announcement has generated more than 100 million views.
Squatty Potty rose to fame when they appeared on the famous TV show “Shark Tank”. Soon after, Dr. Oz and radio king Howard Stern had only praise for them. It is exciting to see how a toilet accessory can provoke such a sensation.
Here’s a quick history lesson. Modern bathrooms were invented in the 1860s, so before we could sit back and enjoy our business, humans squatted to get the candy out of the system.
Squatting is claimed to be the most natural way to get rid of your waste. Don’t you believe me? You just have to go into any local gym and see how many people are squatting.
Seriously, there is a muscle between the colon (where the poop sleeps) and the anus. The main purpose of this curve is to prevent your brown chocolate cake from going all the way unchecked. For the most part, this muscle (puborectalis) serves you well.
But, when you’re on stage and it’s Showtime, the rope can sometimes stop you from performing your best.
And this is where Squatty Potty comes into play.
The stool is designed to raise the knee so that your body can bend at a natural angle. In this way, the position makes the kink in your colon relax and whatever is inside will flow smoothly.
Even if you do not have the problem of constipation, this little tool also helps you clean up your waste easier. With a simple stool, you can have a better day-to-day experience.
Who needs this?
Everybody! From CrossFit girls to the Family Guy, as long as you still have a functional butt, you can benefit from it. Squatty potty turns the process of making underwater sculptures into a pleasant adventure.
However, if you specifically have the following problems, you can really benefit from this:
Pelvic floor problem
Constipation: simply put, using a squatting potty helps fix the whole body posture in a more natural way, which makes the candy inside your gut come out easily.
Hemorrhoids-hemorrhoids are the result of a swollen vein in the anus and lower rectum. The cause may be increased pressure of the lower rectum. Fortunately, hemorrhoids can be cured by adopting squatting positions to increase bowel movement.
Colon disease: the cause may vary. However, the most likely reason would be food stacked inside the intestine, preventing the body from absorbing nutrients from food. This problem can be eliminated simply by adopting a more natural squatting position.
Urinary difficulty / infections-adopting the squatting position for women can make them empty their bladders more easily.
Pelvic floor problem: as your body ages, the pelvic floor muscle (which supports the pelvic organs, such as the bladder) becomes neglected. This problem can create constipation and fecal and urinary incontinence. By changing the posture of the bath, the situation can greatly improve.
I’m definitely not a doctor when it comes to this area. However, I am quite sure that diseases, such as hemorrhoids, caused by having too much pressure on the butt, can be alleviated by changing the weight elsewhere.
5 Benefits of going to the toilet squatting on why you need this
I’m sure you’re thinking, ” Oh, why don’t I stack a few books or just put a box underneath? They have the same effect. Or bend my back forward, so that I have the same angel?”
Well, it’s not, you get what you pay for. After all, Squatty Potty is made especially for squatting purposes.
First of all, it has a space-saving design. The arch on the side is designed to tuck under the toilet. In addition, the stool has an ergonomic design, so your feet can rest well on the surface. And of course, Squatty Potty has a non-slip surface layer to avoid any potential danger.
Think about it. You can always put silly things under your feet. Or, you can get a stool that is made specifically for this function. How much time will you save? And how much fun will you have? The choice is obvious.
2. Easy to clean
The squat Potty is intended to be made without seams. So all you have to do is get a piece of soft cloth and gently wipe off the dust. There’s even an article written by Wirecutter that explains how they sprayed fake pee on different models to see how easily it can be cleaned.
And the height of this device is set to 7 or 9 inches, which are the most comfortable Heights according to research. Through experimentation, I found that 7 inches served me well. I’m not a tall guy, 5 ‘ 7 ” at most. Or, if you think you are too short for the 7 inches, you can check out the adjustable.
4. Toilet training for children
If you have children running around your house, then you should have one. It is difficult for small people to sit on a toilet of comfortable height and relax, largely because their skinny legs are hanging in the air like helpless chicken.
But with the squat potty, your child will have a place to rest his feet. Or, for the boys to stop. And you do not have to worry that they accidentally slip off the stool.
5. For jokes
Let’s be honest here; it’s almost impossible to get to a sweet spot between vulgarity and humor. Even the company itself strives very hard to orient itself in the right direction. “Shit is disgusting. But, a unicorn poop rainbow ice cream is fun and delicious!”
It’s a well-made advertising campaign.
Similarly, the stool itself is a great gift for your friends and family.
On the one hand, you can mock them about your “constipation”problem. On the other hand, it can secretly solve the problem that has been bothering them over the years.
Trust me, they will love this gift.
Too Embarrassed to get one?
I know many of you are doubting because owning one of these accessories is too embarrassing. But is it?
Squatty Potty has sold over 27 million in 2017 alone! So think about it. You are not the minority here-they are.
On his show, Howard Stern said, ” I had, like, a complete elimination. It was amazing. I felt empty. I was like, ‘ Holy s***!’”
Squatty Potty reviews: the bottom line
At first I did not believe in this product. But there were too many positive comments out there that I had to try. And, of course, it works.
Of course, I didn’t feel, ” WOW, my life has changed when I do my business in the bathroom now.”
It’s more like ” all right, my intestines are empty and I’m ready for the next round.”
So the bottom line is, if you want to improve your current poop experience or are suffering from one of the scary issues mentioned above, you should give it a try.