Math is everywhere and the bathroom is no exception. It turns out that the angle created by your rectum when sitting on the toilet affects your health! In other words, there’s a right way and a wrong way to sit on the toilet.
we’ve looked into the math of going to the bathroom to find out what the best position is when sitting on a toilet and as a bonus, we’re revealing how pooping and happiness are related.
According to this study, squatting is the best position to do while on the toilet. Of course, for westerners, this might not be ideal as toilets are designed for people to sit on them and lean slightly forward.
Sitting and leaning forward
Depending on the angle used, leaning forward might not be the best idea. Ultimately, whether you’re sitting or not, there’s such as thing as proper bowel position. If you’re a “leaner”, go all the way until your elbows touch your knees. In this position, you can actually reproduce the squatting angle.
Sitting and leaning backward
If we follow this study’s advice, indicating that squatting is the most pleasant way to go to the bathroom, then sitting and leaning back is perhaps a bad idea. In this case, the angle created between the puborectalis muscle and the rectum requires more effort.