We Need to Talk About Pooping

by Parent Co. May 03, 2016

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According to Daniel Lametti, who examined the best position for pooping in a piece for Slate in 2010, "bathroom posture" can actually have a big effect on your health. Squatting should relieve the need to strain, meaning it can help prevent conditions like hemorrhoids, or swollen veins in the rectum, symptoms of which occur in "about half of adults" by age 50, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Source: You've Been Pooping Wrong Your Whole Life



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