A good poo can take you into an almost meditative state. But what if you’ve developed some nasty habits and want to work your way back to the premium poop du jour? We’ve compiled 7 healthy poo habits that will have you cleansed and not namasting too long on the loo.
What’s the bottom line?
Loosen up: There’s an art to the perfect poo, and it involves a healthy diet. One of the best habits to develop for a premium poo is ensuring you drink enough water. We know everyone’s banging on about it - but drinking water will get you on the fast track to a healthy poo. Being constipated is, quite literally, a pain in the butt, but if you drink plenty of water - you can help regulate your pooing regime. Plus, a side perk; it makes your skin look better.
Make friends with salad: Look - your mum was right; you should eat all your greens. Not just to avoid waste but to make waste. Repeat after me; Fibre is your friend. In short, eating fibre gives your poo some substance (hello, Hulk Hogan!) and stimulates your bowel to move - thus propelling your poo out. You’re very welcome for that visual. If you’re really in a jam, try prunes, pears, apples, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes.
Poop up the jam: Move your body regularly to move your bowel regularly. Any physical activity is good - even as little as 15 minutes a day. It helps move your intestine, which helps create beautiful poo.
I agree wholeheartedly with this tit-bit. When my daughter was a baby, we did bicycle legs on her to release wind – and poop. You can probs do this yourself – especially if you have wind – it’s cute and celebratory when a baby lets rip. Not so much when a grown human tears themself a new one.
** On a personal note – this is my least favourite of the 7. We're all adults if you want to poop 'n scroll – no judgment – just a pressurised pipeline - apparently.
Everyone's poo regime is different (two to three times per day or even per week can be deemed normal) - but what we're all aiming for is a regular cycle, a defined shape to your poo (is it..Poo-casso?), and a healthy colour - we'd recommend Pantone 448-C. A mindful poo is a healthy poo: water, fibre, exercise (ever tried poolates?), and a different position can be all you need to maintain optimum poos and have you dropping the kids off at the pool - sans smell - with some help from NON pre poo toilet spray.