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Old 11-06-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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Has any1 tried it? I have been using a platform for the past 4 years which allows me to squat over the toilet seat. I find that squatting for the defecation process is much easier and quicker. It takes me 30 seconds or less to unload. Before you take cracks at me, Try it for yourself!!!!

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/squat-poop/


Discuss your pooping situation, please!!!!
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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That's pretty much how they do it in Southeast Asia. Toilets there are generally a hole in the floor. Personally I prefer the device I invented that dissolves it inside my body.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I've heard of that too and if you don't have a platform, it's also supposed to be beneficial to lean forward.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: AZ
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I love your post because a few weeks ago when we were up in the forest camping, we had to have bm's in the woods, while squatting... Sorry if this sounds gross to some, but I kept telling my hubby and kids how I have never had such a healthy poop in years and it was from squatting!!! I'm going to get one of these!! I never even knew that they sold them... Also, there is a lot of colon problems in my gene pool so this would be good!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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We should be squatting lots and lots all the time, not stooping or remaining quasi-rigid most of our lives. In Asia people work and sit in a squat for long periods and it's natural.

Squatting is great for elimination, it stimulates the colon. Standing & bending as a lifestyle (and sitting, which at 90 deg is difficult to maintain without effort) strains the organs, hips, and back. The squatting posture throughout the day while working or resting relieves the spine, expands the hips, and supports and stimulates the organs.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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We should be squatting lots and lots all the time, not stooping or remaining quasi-rigid most of our lives. In Asia people work and sit in a squat for long periods and it's natural.

Squatting is great for elimination, it stimulates the colon. Standing & bending as a lifestyle (and sitting, which at 90 deg is difficult to maintain without effort) strains the organs, hips, and back. The squatting posture throughout the day while working or resting relieves the spine, expands the hips, and supports and stimulates the organs.
The squatting position is part of my exercise routine for relieving my plantar fasciitis b/c it lengthens those muscles and tendons in the back of my calf and on the bottom of my feet. It really does help a lot of things as you mentioned and I should really do it more.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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And for those who can't (or have too much resistance to squatting) using a "poop stoop" is a good way to assist with better bowel movements.
Anything (even a paint can) that you can put your feet up on while on the toilet is helpful.
You just want to get your knees up so that your thighs are higher than parallel to the ground (if that makes sense) and the higher (as long as you're comfortable) the better.
Is that clear enough?
For some reason i can't think of a better and more succinct way to explain it ... i need some brain food i guess.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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I use Nature's Platform. You can google it. It's pretty easy to assemble and de-assemble. I remember the first time i used it i had this empty feeling.

I am glad other people are aware of the benefits of squatting.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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then again there are some days when you need a good tight seal between you and the receptacle, and total concentration at the task at hand and not on squatting.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I actually lived in a house once that had a squat toilet. Besides years of using them as public facilities in the East. I find that I need something to hold on to, for balance, which isn't always present.

Some years ago, my American toilet seat broke, and after a few days without one, I never bothered to replace it. Just sitting on the porcelain, that inch and a half or so even makes a difference.
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