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HEALTH


Sit less, squat more.

"We were not meant to sit on toilets" proctologist Michael Freilich famously told TIME magazine in 1978, after President Carter had hemorrhoid troubles. "We were meant to squat in the field".

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Your body is designed to eliminate waste by squatting, not sitting.

For the intestinal health in the western world, it would be better if the sitting toilet had never been invented. Because only in the squatting position can the Puborectalis muscle be completely relaxed. And indeed: In rural areas of Asia and Africa, where squat toilets still predominate today, hemorrhoids are not a widespread disease.

But don’t worry, this is not a plea to give up the comfortable sitting toilet. It is enough to put your feet 20 – 30 centimeters higher. As soon as the upper and lower leg describe an acute angle of about 35 degrees, the muscle can be loosened, the kink in the rectum disappears and intestine remains can leave the body without further effort as if through in a downpipe.

Medical Background

The puborectalis muscle forms a sling around the lower rectum. It wraps the last piece of the intestine like a horseshoe and bends it. The kink in the intestine is important: it prevents the intestinal contents from leaving the body unintentionally.

Sitting:


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Sitting and standing tightens the puborectalis muscle like a bend in a garden hose, causing blockage to the rectum.

Squatting:


squatting

Squatting is our natural defecation posture since prehistory. it relaxes the puborectalis muscle allowing for an easier, faster and healthier elimination.

The science behind it

There is a study from the USA that has investigated the use of a “device for changing posture during defecation” and its effects on bowel movement on 52 healthy volunteers. The study showed a positive influence on the duration of the bowel movement, the load, and the complete emptying of the bowel. The scientists, therefore, concluded that such a device is a non-drug option for people suffering from insufficient bowel evacuation or increased bowel load.

Anyone who has problems emptying their bowels should of course always have this clarified by a doctor first, so that no illness requiring treatment such as diabetes is hidden behind it. If this can be safely excluded, if the diet and the amount of exercise are right, then it makes sense to take advantage of the benefits of the squatting position. In principle, all toilet stools can support this.
But for aesthetes, there is currently only one solution. And that is called stuul®.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

Opinions and reviews



Distld.co

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"Designing a better Squatty Potty is Stuul's business, and we can certainly say that have that end covered. Stuul is the toilet stool that you're not embarrased to keep out. It's signature, one-of-a-kind look is not only good on the eyes, but also holistically amazing for the gut. I have to say, since using Stuul, the bar has truly been raised for bathroom products everywhere."
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Yanko-Design
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"With a design-conscious approach, the stuul is styled less as a clinical product and more as something fitting of being in your well-decorated bathroom. "
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trendhunter
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"The 'Stuul' bathroom stool is a design-conscious piece of furniture for the home that will help to enhance the aesthetic of a space and also with optimizing the health of the user. "
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feeldesain
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"This unique toilet stool design looks like a sculpture: is out of the way when not in use. It doesn’t come with the strange stigma many people still associate with toilet stools today through its neutral and unobtrusive architecture."
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Imboldn
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"The discreet design makes this toilet stool a much more attractive option that the infamous Squatty Potty. That material makes the Stuul comfortable and keeps it from adding any wear and tear to your tiles."
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Inspirationfeed
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"This stylish seating furniture is suitable for every bathroom and every toilet, no matter how small, and is particularly impressive in terms of material and design."
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elmens
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"Stuul® stands for the “toilet stool revolution” Made in Germany. The designers follow their great role model, the squatty potty from the US, but also very clearly differentiate from it – especially with regard to the design and the choice of material."
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onecutreviews
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"While, there are competitor products out there that do something similar, none look quite as discrete and may we even say sexy than Stuul does."
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her1
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"Very few of these toilet stools are particularly stylish. Let alone have they deserved a design prize. Stuul is completely different: Stuul combines the health benefits of a conventional toilet stool with the visual appeal of a modern design object. Above all, Stuul is convincing in practical tests: Since both footrests can be positioned flexibly, everyone is guaranteed to find the most comfortable position for defecation."
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wienerin
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"Stuul is stylish, can be stowed away to save space and turns the footrest for the toilet into a health-promoting design object.


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"What is a fact, however, is that after 18 days of "test squatting" with the stuul, going to the toilet is significantly more comfortable, all-around more pleasant and faster. In my opinion, stuul should be in every bathroom. The great design and high functionality speak for themselves."
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Dudeiwantthat
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"Another attribute of the Stuul that makes it so classy is that it costs about one hundred American dollars, so it's a particularly great bathroom accessory for those of you who shit gold.
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toiletops
Toiletops.com - stuul review
"All-in-all, the Stuul toilet stool is an excellent product that accomplishes more than its competitors can. It is a fully functional set of toilet stools combined into an attractive sculpture that isn’t an eyesore and doesn’t take up two feet of bathroom space. The Stuul was designed holistically with every important factor in mind."
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