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Poo Talk

It’s time to talk about poop. ⠀

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Why?⠀ ⠀

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It is important for your physical health to ensure you are functioning

appropriately, and if you do a good poo, it can actually release

endorphins to make you happy!

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So what do you need to know to get your poo schedule in order? 

1. Position is everything! 
I’m talking about leaning forward with your knees higher than your hips. 
How do you do it without having to squat? Put your feet up on a stool or on your packet of toilet paper to get that little bit extra lift!

2. The time must be right!
Did you know there is only a 30 minute window from the time you first feel the urge to open your bowels, until it is sucked back up into your bowel never to be seen again until later that day, at which point it will be harder and trickier to pass?

The first urge you feel is when your poop is at its prime- it has the correct amount of lubricant, water and is the perfect consistency to be passed. 

3. Ready, set... relax!
You shouldn’t need to push and strain to pass a bowel motion- breathe and let your body do the work. Make sure those pelvic floor muscles are relaxed.  A healthy bowel motion should only take 1 minute to pass

5. Always wipe front to back!

6. Make sure you have adequate fibre and fluid in your diet

Too much fibre and huge amounts of water and your bowels will be on the softer side - too little fibre and water will make your bowel motions firmer. On the Bristol Stool Chart (above), your bowel motion should be a type 3-4. 1-2 are too firm, 5-7 are too soft.

If you are suffering from constipation, diarrhoea or faecal incontinence or urgency, and would like assistance, book in an initial consult to help you empty your bowels with ease!

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