26 Everyday Things We Had No Clue We Were Doing Wrong

26. We have been pooping the wrong way too.

Unless you’re still using the old-school Indian style bathrooms. There’s a major difference between the posture most adults use when answering nature’s call and the way nature herself intended. According to physicians, the sitting position actually causes a kink in our internal plumbing. As a result, you increase your chances for hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, and possibly colon cancer. We evolved over millions of years to operate in our environment. And since that environment has been outside for most of our history, we were designed by nature to adopt a squatting position when releasing our bowels. The toilet, on the other hand, is a 200-year-old invention. It’s use is still an unnatural phenomenon for our species. Studies suggest using a footstool might also simulate the more appropriate posture. This may also be the answer to people who feel constipated often.

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