Pooping habits are unique. What is normal for you might not be the normal schedule for other people. Some people go everyday, some go three times a week, and some even go twice a day. That said, some people's schedules are “unhealthy normals”.
Pooping is the body’s way of getting rid of everything it doesn’t need like undigested food, fats, bacteria, mucus, salts, waste products, excess hormones etc. So, if a person doesn’t go for days, these waste products can back-up in the colon causing a lot of health problems.
A healthy movement allows you to go often enough (everyday) so that you don’t feel bloated or experience any pain or discomfort. The idea is to empty your colon, so that it doesn’t feel backed up or constipated. You don’t have to strain too hard to eliminate waste.
Now, if you do feel some discomfort, bloating, or are downright constipated, you may need to make some adjustments in order to encourage a healthier movement. Here’s what you can do to boost colon health and keep yourself regular:
Fibre is your friend. Fibre is one of the two major determinants of a healthy movement. Getting enough fibre in your diet adds bulk to your stool and makes it easier to stimulate a healthy movement. If you want to have a regular movement, add foods that are high in fibre such as fruits and vegetables. Some good examples are: apples, pears (eat apples and pears with skins on, the skins are very high in fibre), dates, prunes, figs, broccoli, and carrots. Also add beans such as limas, pintos, black beans, etc. Don’t forget to incorporate whole grains as well. Other foods to include are:
Your water intake is the second most important determinant of a healthy movement. Water acts as a lubricant making stool easier to pass. Make an effort to drink enough water daily. Two litres a day is a good place to start.
Like it or not, exercise is a good way to help our movement along. It encourages our colon to move waste products out of our system. If you feel constipated, it might be worth it to aim for 30 mins of brisk walking.
To establish a healthy bathroom habit, you need to create a routine. Try going at the same time each day in order to train your body to form a regular habit. If you feel like you need to go, don’t hold it in or put it off. Take advantage of your body’s readiness. Everyone needs to go, so don’t be ashamed of your body’s natural needs.
Maintaining a regular and healthy movement can help you prevent colon related ailments, improve bodily functions, and keep your internal organs functioning at optimum levels.
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