4. They develop urinary infections
Squatting position is also recommended for emptying the bladder as well. for example, women urinate much easier when in squatting position. In the sitting position, on the other hand, the bladder is never completely emptied so it allows holding of the urine and leaves a space for bacteria development which can further lead to infections of the urinary tract.
5. Connection to heart attack
There is a real connection between heart attack and stroke incidence and defecation in sitting position. Namely, many heart attacks and deaths happen precisely in bathrooms. Israeli doctor, Berko Sikirov spent more than 20 years in analyzing the consequences of excessive straining during defecation in a sitting position.
6. Menstrual problems and toxic shock (TSS)
Performing of physiological needs in a squatting position involves a complete pressure of the pelvis. This allows the urinary bladder to emptys easily, but also the contents from the uterus during the menstrual cycle. Sitting position on the other hand, lacks of natural “pressing”, and a part of the menstrual liquid remains inside the uterus. A longer blood retention can lead to development of a great amount of bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, which can result with a toxic shock (TSS).
7. Japanese people still “squat”
It is commonly known that Japan is a technological giant. However, they still use squat toilets which represent an essential part of every bathroom, particularly in the elder population. Apart from health and hygienic benefits which the squatting position offers, Japanese people simply love it because it “saves them time”.
8. Squat chair
To practice intestinal emptying and urinating in a squatting position, bring your body into a position similar to squatting in the following way: put a special squat chair under your legs during sitting on your toilet bowl.