Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sit On Toilet Seat For Longer Than 15 Minutes Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sit On Toilet Seat For Longer Than 15 Minutes
What is the time during your everyday life to really find peace and quiet? And, after scratching head for long, few of you might... Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sit On Toilet Seat For Longer Than 15 Minutes

What is the time during your everyday life to really find peace and quiet? And, after scratching head for long, few of you might come with an answer, ‘when you are alone in the lavatory.’ Right?

The reason is simple, in this hectic and boredom-full life, taking a break to relieve yourself to be quite peaceful while letting the world around you continue the chaos, is not the bad idea. But, sometimes this ideology leads people to sit on the toilet seat for much longer than they actually need to.

And, do you know? Just like your bed should utterly be used for rest and coitus, the lavatory should only be used for pooping.


Any harm in staying long? Yes, here are they!

According to scientists,

According to scientists,

“Pooping shouldn’t be a drawn out process. You are better off keeping your toilet time to less than 10 to 15 minutes,” said Gregory Thorkelson, M.D., a psychiatrist in the department of gastroenterology, nutrition, and hepatology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Experts explained,

Experts explained,

During the digestive method, our bodies go through peristalsis, which is a sequence of muscle colloquialisms throughout the digestive tract, moving meal to the several processing stages of digestion. Starting from the esophagus, peristalsis lasts throughout the intestines to allow nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Peristalsis completes in the large intestine where water is engrossed into the bloodstream, and the remaining waste products are discharged through a bowel movement.

What if you spend too much time in the lavatory?

What if you spend too much time in the lavatory?

If you force a bowel movement to occur, you may get hemorrhoids (swollen vein or group of veins around innards) from the stress that you are putting on your body.

When you put pressure on yourself to defecate.

When you put pressure on yourself to defecate.

Just another reason to cause hemorrhoids. The stress on the rectum can put you into the painful infirmity in which blood vessels in the rectum get infected and cause bleeding in a severe case.

Your body will not recognize that your purpose was to defecate…

Your body will not recognize that your purpose was to defecate...

Holding in your bowel movement for long, can reverse the peristalsis process, resulting in hardening of waste materials in your body. And, this further leads to constipation.

Thus, if you sit on the toilet for too long, your body will not perceive the activity as more of a leisure time to produce a bowel movement.

When constipation further leads to stools accumulation…

When constipation further leads to stools accumulation...

When the hard stools accumulate in the lower colon, it causes the stomach to engorge. This may also cause discomfort and sharp pain in the abdominal area. This doesn’t stop here.
At the severe case, the tear of skin and tissue line can cause open wounds and bleeding.

Experts suggest squat position as the best one.

Experts suggest squat position as the best one.

No doubt, modern toilets are designed for a more comfortable sitting. But, for a natural defecation, experts suggests squat position. In squatting, your thorax presses against thighs, and it just compresses the colon.
Besides this, it also unwinds the muscles allowing the anorectic angle to level and thus emptying the bowel completely.

Add fiber into your diet to defecate easily.

Add fiber into your diet to defecate easily.

Constipation, hemorrhoids, colon issues, and pelvic floor disorder are not easy to live with.

So, from today, just put your phone down while you are in the zone.

Do you take longer time than 15minutes?

Henry Okafor

  • Deona

    2017-01-06 #1 Author

    All the babies are so beautiful & handsome ??? .

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    • Meemee

      2017-01-06 #2 Author

      Because They Stay On Their Phone And Distract Them

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      • Brianna

        2017-01-07 #3 Author

        Lol this was cute and productive❤️

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  • Brandi Mims

    2017-01-06 #4 Author

    I just like to sit there. I enjoy the peace and quiet because that’s the only time I get it in this house.

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  • Cbubble

    2017-01-06 #5 Author

    I also learned to squat on Dr.Oz very helpful

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  • Shakeem

    2017-01-06 #6 Author

    Very helpful information!!

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  • Esmeralda

    2017-01-06 #7 Author

    I am going to stop lol.

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  • Deesh

    2017-01-06 #8 Author

    WOW, I Was Actually Shocked?. Knowing Knew Things From You Guy’s Page Is Amazing

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  • Dashauna watts

    2017-01-06 #9 Author

    Learned something new today

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  • Latroya Rainey

    2017-01-06 #10 Author

    When I have my phone in the bathroom yes I take longer than 15 mins. Lol it gets comfortable!! ??

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  • Chantia Edwards

    2017-01-06 #11 Author

    Great ARticle ??

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  • Calvin

    2017-01-06 #12 Author

    I completely agree

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  • Princess97

    2017-01-06 #13 Author

    Less time for me now

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  • Teasia

    2017-01-06 #14 Author

    When im in the bathroom. I. Take 15 min use the bathrroom because. It is time to yourself to think .

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  • Rhianna

    2017-01-06 #15 Author

    I think I spend just about 15 minutes on there but that’s for it’ll help with potty trying my son.

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  • Joyce

    2017-01-06 #16 Author

    I just like to sit there for there for the peace and quite before my son comes cwarling in

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  • Gabrielle

    2017-01-06 #17 Author

    I never knew all of that can happen from just sitting on the toilet., I just sit there when I want to be alone.

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  • Wendy

    2017-01-06 #18 Author

    I actually sit there for a long time until my feet fall . asleep but from here on out, I will no longer sit that long!

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  • Janiya

    2017-01-06 #19 Author

    It’s a HABIT of sitting on the toilet for a long time when you have your phone in your hand

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  • Tasha Sirleaf

    2017-01-06 #20 Author

    I need to learn to not be doing that. I be in sitting there for hours just having peace. Very helpful information I will use for myself

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  • Torrick

    2017-01-06 #21 Author

    I learned something very new because I know I use to sit on the toilet for more that 15 mins

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  • GenA

    2017-01-07 #22 Author

    Great article i like it!

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  • Jasmine

    2017-01-07 #23 Author

    I’m so used to just sitting there relaxing on toilet. Sounds weird but very relaxing ?

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  • LaMiya

    2017-01-07 #24 Author

    Wow i would have never knew

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  • Zoriah

    2017-01-07 #25 Author

    Very much a habit

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  • Jelissa cook

    2017-01-07 #26 Author

    Very helpful information

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  • Keisha

    2017-01-07 #27 Author

    Very good and helpful information especially while Potty training

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  • Dominiqua

    2017-01-08 #28 Author

    I am on my phone most of the time so I’m always sitting for about 30 mins lol …. this article was definitely something NEW to me

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