Mastering Proper Toilet Etiquette: 6 Essential Steps for Healthier Habits

Toilet Etiquette: Master Habits for Healthier Living

We don’t usually talk about restroom habits, but we probably should. After all, we use the toilet several times every day. Plus, it turns out there is a correct way to hang toilet paper.

How Do You Use the Toilet Correctly?

You’ve been sitting on the porcelain throne wrong this whole time! Experts recommend that you sit on the toilet so that your knees are higher than your hips. If needed, place a footstool or anything else flat and stable underfoot. Then lean forward and place your elbows on your knees. Relax and let your belly sag out while straightening your spine.

Experts say that squatting is one of the best positions for bowel movements because it straightens the rectoanal canal when you bend your knees.

How Long Should You Be on the Toilet?

We all spend different amounts of time on the toilet—ssome people rush, others read whole novels—bbut finding a middle ground is important because excessive straining can cause hemorrhoids when pressure builds up in the rectum.

How Do You Flush the Toilet Properly?

There’s only one way to flush a toilet properly, and that’s with both the seat down and the lid closed. That’s because bacteria from feces can be shot up to 10 inches above the water’s surface with each flush. It then settles onto surfaces surrounding the bowl within two hours—”floor areas around toilets were frequently contaminated,” researchers found.

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March 23, 2024 | 4:57 pm