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Researchers found that 90% of people who used a Squatty Potty strained less, and 71% had faster bowel movements. 




Science Says Using a Squatty Potty Really Can Improve the Way You Poop

The toilet footstool may have gained popularity from a clever viral video campaign, but new research confirms it really can improve the way you (bowel) move.

You may be going to the bathroom wrong.

While that may seem like a silly statement to make, about 1 in 6Trusted Source Americans experience chronic constipation.

With awkward doctors’ visits and possible medical interventions with unwanted side effects, many people are trying different ways to make using the toilet an afterthought in their everyday lives.

Relief may come in the form of simply adjusting your toilet to better fit the shape of your colon.

New research backs up the potential benefits of outfitting the base of your commode with a small footstool.

The idea of this small intervention is that it lifts a person’s legs. It gives them more of a “squatting” posture, the one humans use to make when going No. 2 outdoors before we invented modern plumbing.

“Even within this normal population, the toilet stool benefitted their bowel movements,“This is something that’s not a medication, something basically anyone can use. If it helps reduce bowel symptoms, then it’s really a win-win situation.”

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