Constipation is one of the most prevalent health problems which is often neglected by people, it is a condition which can lead to other ailments hence it is very important to address this issue.
Constipation can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from not drinking enough water to mental stress as well as not exercising regularly. It can also run in the family but this is a very rare case.
Here are five ways through which you can pass off your bowels completely and lead a healthy life-
Squatting To Poop
The major cause of constipation these days could be the wrong defecation posture. These days people poop in a sitting position but that leaves our bowel movement hindered. The best way is to start squatting while you poop. This can be done by elevating your feet while sitting on the toilet seat. Squat position helps in fully relaxing the puborectalis muscle thereby helping in quick and complete elimination.
Squatting posture while pooping will also reduce chances of hemorrhoids as there is no straining and sitting on toilet seat for long.
You can use the toilet squat stool to attain the squatting position.
Fibre helps in making our digestive system better and passing of stools easier. Foods like whole wheat, wheat germ, grainy breads, fresh fruits , vegetables are rich in fibre. Increase your fibre intake gradually so that you do not suffer from gastric problem or at worse diarrhea.
Regular exercise that is atleast 30 minutes for 3 days in a week will help in keeping your digestive system toned and your bowels moving effortlessly.
Mostly people who do not drink enough water will suffer from constipation. So to get your bowels moving drink 8 glasses of water everyday.
It is common to suffer from constipation if you have stress. So indulge in activities that you like and liven up your mood. Our digestive system is directly affected by our emotional well being.