This blog post is going to be pretty crappy...
Most of us don't generally discuss "going to the bathroom" in our daily conversations, but it's definitely something to take interest in. Bowel movements are the end result of your body taking the nutrients it needs from the food you eat and eliminating what's left. Your feces is a clear indicator of the health of your gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Mehmet Oz says, "At the end of the day you can analyze your body really effectively by looking at what comes out of your body." And lets not forget about pee-pee, too!
Don't feel shy to talk details to your health coach/doctor about what's happening in the bathroom. It's crucial to talk about so that you can get those pipes functioning properly!
Check out the infographic below for some more useful information about your poop & pee, and check out a few of my tips for "going."
Things to Do While "Going" & Some Useful Tips:
+ Keep a book of matches nearby to kill the odor.
+ Whistle the beginning of "Patience" by Guns N' Roses. If you're reading chapters in your book or finishing magazines, it's an unhealthy sign of being on the john for way too long. Poops shouldn't take too much time to pass (if all is functioning right).
+ Invest in a Squatty Potty or place your feet on yoga blocks or phone books to prop your knees above your pelvis. We were not meant to sit and poop (it causes SO many issues), we are supposed to be squatting. I swear by mine!
+ Always wipe from front to back when you’re done!
+ Drink plenty of water to aid in elimination and decrease the risk of constipation.
+ Exercise regularly to improve your metabolic and digestive process, and to alleviate constipation.
+ It’s nice to keep moist towelettes nearby to ensure extra cleanliness.
+ Appreciate your toilet time - it’s nature’s way of giving you peace & quiet (well, kinda).