Forget laxatives – get a toilet footstool: Study shows the best cure for constipation is changing the way you sit

Putting your feet on a footstool as you sit on a toilet could cure your constipation, a new small-scale study claims.

Researchers say the way that we currently sit on the proverbial throne creates a bend in the rectum that makes it difficult to pass bowel movements.

But using a footstool puts the body in a more natural squatting position, which straightens the rectum and makes it easier for feces to pass through.

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