If you’ve made it to our website then we can be pretty sure you think about your poo… and you certainly should! It’s so important there’s even a chart. You must have heard of it; the Bristol Stool Chart?
For all of you poo nerds out there, here’s some interesting info about the Bristol Stool Chart. The chart was developed by Dr. Ken Heaton and Dr. Chris Steele in the late 1980s as a way of standardizing the way colonoscopies were performed—it helps doctors know what they should be looking for when they examine patients’ colons, and how to interpret the results. The chart is so good, it’s now pretty standard to see it almost everywhere.
Like all things from the 80’s, it needed a bit of a revamp and thankfully a couple of artsy girls in the UK have just done that, check out their updated easy on the eyes chart here.
So while we are on the topic of poos, if yours isn’t sausage or snake like then here are our:
Top 5 tips for healthy, good looking, easy to move poos
1. Eat plenty of fibre: Fibre is an essential part of a diet that keeps your bowels healthy and regular. Try eating more fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts.
2. Drink plenty of water: Water helps your digestive system function properly, so make sure you drink enough of it each day. Aim for at least 1 litre or 10 glasses per day (or more if you’re thirsty).
3. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise (and this includes a light 30 minute walk) helps ensure that your muscles are working properly and enables your body to better absorb nutrients from the food you eat. It also helps release endorphins—chemicals in the brain that boost mood and relieve pain—which boosts energy levels while reducing stress levels as well. So get moving! You’ll feel better when you do!
4. Get enough sleep: A lack of sleep can lead to constipation—so make sure you get enough hours between your head hitting the pillow at night until you wake up in the morning! Aim to be in bed before 10pm and have seven or eight hours per night minimum; 9-10 hours is optimal.
5. Prop those feet: Get a PROPPR under your feet when you sit down on the toilet to release. By propping your feet on a PROPPR toilet foot stool you unkink the bottom section of your sigmoid colon. So instead of going into combat with the kink, your poos will slide on out. Don’t have a PROPPR yet? Let’s fix that, buy a PROPPR today.