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You probably didn’t know that a lot of your bathroom habits can affect your overall wellness. Maintain a healthy body by adapting the following tips to your daily routine:
Put the lid down when flushing
Unfortunately our bathrooms were designed for the convenience of plumbers, not the health of the users, so many of us have the sink where we brush our teeth in the same room as the toilet. Because when you flush:
There have been found over 3.2 million microbes per square inch in the average toilet bowl. According to germ expert Chuck Gerba, PhD, a professor of environmental microbiology at University of Arizona the aerosolized toilet water is propelled as far as 6 feet, settling on your dental toothbrush inclusively.
Really, if you have the opportunity, always put the toilet in its own water closet and not in the same place as you wash and brush your teeth. But if you can’t, at least always close the lid before you flush. And don’t cover your toothbrush; it has to air out and dry. Source: TreeHugger
“One bathroom habit that might be beneficial is to put a stool under your toilet,” Jeanette Kimszal, RDN, NLC tells Bustle. When your legs are rested on the stool, your knees are bent at a 90 degree angle or squatting position. According to Kimszal, this will help relax the pelvic muscles and your bowels to flow freely. “When you are squatting it is released and you feel no strain,” she says. “Better bowel movements can improve digestive health.”
According to Gut/Hormone Health Expert, Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky, PharmD, anyone can benefit from squatting while they poop. “I used to have a major case of Crohn’s disease myself and it helps you empty out and feel better afterwards,” she says. Digestive issues usually stem from inflammation. If it’s a “silent inflammation,” Dr. Lukyanovsky says your body will age faster, your defense mechanisms won’t be the same, and it will be much easier for you to get infections. Source: Bustle
Turn on the fan
A bathroom fan can do more than eliminate odor. Another way to remove mildew and avoid allergy irritation is by ventilating properly. Let your fan run at least 10 minutes after showering, definitely longer if you still see moisture on your walls. Source: FoxNews
If you’re aiming to live a healthier life by changing your personal habits, why not take it up a notch and strive for green living as well? Get eco-friendly bathroom fixtures today. Call us!