Doing This in the Bathroom is Bad for Your Health
People have certain routines throughout their day. Wake-up routines, bedtime routines, even bathroom routines. Something that has become commonplace for people these days is actually bad for your health. Have you ever found yourself using the bathroom and absentmindedly scrolling through your phone? Turns out that could be pretty bad for your health, especially your rear end.
A board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Saurabh Sethi, explains some of the issues that can arise from prolonged sitting and scrolling on the toilet.
That’s some nasty stuff he mentioned that can happen if we’re sitting on the toilet for extended periods of time. The 3 things he mentions don’t seem fun especially the last one, but is he telling us we need to go back to taking number 2s like it’s the 1990’s?! I don’t think so Doc. He doesn’t seem to mention how long it takes for some of these things to happen, which would’ve been a helpful hint.
As a parent, sometimes that is the most peaceful time of your day. You need that break for your own sanity if your kids are all over you. I just fought with a 4-year-old for 15 minutes because he didn’t understand why he couldn’t have 4 waffles in one sitting. That’s the 2nd time this week we’ve had the same argument. It is a prime example of parents needing to get away for a few minutes. When I do get away I’m not planning on reading the ingredients on my body wash. I’m going to mindlessly scroll Instagram or Twitter. If your legs happen to go numb, just drag yourself and your possibly prolapsed rectum out of the bathroom until you can wiggle your toes again.
There was 1 place and 1 place only for you to read this article. If you’re not currently in the bathroom, or on the toilet, you’re doing it wrong.