Tips for better BMs
Alright y’all, let’s talk about poop. We all do it, but most of us don’t do it well.
Constipation is defined as having fewer than 3 bowel movements per week. But, it’s not just frequency that matters, consistency is important too! So, if you are pooping small, hard pebbles (even if you are doing so daily) you’re also constipated.
Constipation affects up to 20% of the world’s population - that’s a lot of people with an unhappy colon.
There’s no doubt about it, it’s good for our health to eliminate waste. In fact, many studies point to fecal build-up as a cause of colon diseases, including colon cancer.
So, what can we do about it?? Here are some of my FAVORITE TIPS for better BMs:
1️⃣ Improve your digestion by incorporating probiotics, prunes, magnesium, or organic acacia fiber.
2️⃣ Drink lots and lots of water. Dehydration is one of the biggest causes of constipation.
3️⃣ Get your feet up on a squatty potty or step stool to help relax your pelvic floor muscles.
4️⃣ Exhale like you are blowing out a candle instead of holding your breath and straining.
Happy pooping, y’all! 😊