Unless you have recently returned from Mars, where you probably don’t need toilet paper, then you would know the world has gone toilet paper crazy. And while we aren’t making light of the current Covid-19 situation we can have a bit of poo humour fun and throw you a TP Top Tip.
Did you know that by using a PROPPR foot stool when you “drop the kids off at the pool”, it not only helps reduce the need to push or strain, but your #2 can come out cleaner and easier, and reduce the amount of toilet paper needed post-poo to wipe?
One of the signs of a pretty perfect poo is little to nothing being on the toilet paper post wipe. Really, you say? It’s true.
If you’re using a few sheets and having to hyper-wipe to get the job done, it can be a sign of your body being unhappy. Your poo stools should be fairly firm and sausage like resulting in being able to wipe once and wipe clean. If your poo is looser and messier than it should be it could be a sign of not eating well for your individual body, having stress, or straining and pushing too much on the toilet. We love the chart – The Poo Pageant, check it out here.
Going regularly and more completely also reduces the build-up between each bowel movement, which means: less going = less precious TP needed = dollars saved – cha-ching!
And... with a more complete bowel movement you can help reduce the risk of many of the issues that affect us in modern western cultures such as bowel disease, constipation, haemorrhoids, bloating and many more. Eliminating completely and often helps maintain good colon health. And when our colons are clearer our bodies stand a better chance of absorbing all the nutrients from the food we eat - which boosts our immune system and in turn helps us form healthier poos.
So… instead of needing to wipe and wipe, and wipe again, aim for these Daily Poo Goals:
- They should sink, not float
- They should be around the length of your wrist to your elbow
- They should be light to dark brown in colour.
Lastly, on the basis that a family of 4 requires approximately 20 rolls per fortnight [who does that sort of analysis?] just think what you might be saving across a year if you didn’t need to use as much to wipe each time?!