Math is everywhere and the bathroom is no exception. It turns out that the angle created by the rectum when sitting on the toilet affects your health! In other words, there is a right way and a wrong way to sit on the toilet.
Today, we are looking at the math of going to the toilet to find out what the best position is when sitting in the toilet.
Best Position to Sit on the Toilet
According to this study, the squat is the best position to do in the bathroom. Of course, for Westerners, this might not be ideal, as the bathrooms are designed so that people sit in them and lean slightly forward.
Sitting And Leaning Forward
Depending on the angle used, leaning forward may not be the best idea. Ultimately, whether you are sitting or not, there are things like proper bowel position. If you are a “slimmer”, go all the way until your elbows touch your knees. In this position, you can reproduce the squat angle.
Sitting And Leaning Backward
If we follow the advice in this study that squatting is the most pleasant way to go to the bathroom, sitting and lying down maybe a bad idea. In this case, the angle created between the puborectalis muscle and the rectum requires more effort.
Sitting And Facing The Tank
This is not the most comfortable way to go to the bathroom. For one thing, it prevents you from leaning forward to perform the squat, as recommended by Giulia Enders.
On the other hand, such an impractical posture can force you to spend more time in the bathroom or even strain, which is not very good either.
If squatting in a western toilet is difficult enough, the reverse squat can take the fun to a whole new level. Ultimately, the effect on your body is the same as a less acute angle is created. However, it raises the question of purpose …
Do you know of other positions in the bathroom that could affect your health? Let us know in the comments!