How does the StoolStep Work?
While sitting, pull the StoolStep out to a comfortable distance and place your feet on the step. For most people, the difference is immediate while for some it takes about a week to adjust, relax and get things moving. Use the StoolStep every time you go to the bathroom. Squatting becomes easier with continued use as your body adjusts to the new toilet posture.
How does the StoolStep help me?
The StoolStep raises your legs and elevates your knees above your hips while sitting on a modern toilet simulating a squating posture which aligns your colon and provides relief from an assortment of elimination-related ailments.
What makes squatting better?
Squatting allows the puborectalis muscle to fully relax allowing for easier and more complete elimination.
Medical Case Studies
Influence of Body Position on Defecation in Humans
Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest that the greater the hip flexion achieved by squatting, the straighter the rectoanal canal will be, and accordingly, less strain will be required for defecation.
Impact of Ethnic Habits on Defecographic Measurements
Conclusion- Use of the Iranian-style toilet seems to be more a more comfortable and efficient method of bowel evacuation than the European style. Further studies are needed to ascertain the optimal approximation of the measurements to standard height of toilets for ordinary use.
Comparison of Straining During Defecation in Three Positions
In conclusion, the present study confirmed that sensation of satisfactory bowel emptying in sitting defecation posture necessitates excessive expulsive effort compared to the squatting posture.
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What does SFI-certified mean?
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is a third-party certification program that promotes sustainable and responsible forestry practices.
Do you accept custom orders?
Yes. StoolSteps are made to fit standard size toilets. While this height works for most, you might need your StoolStep to be lower. Please contact us for special orders.
How do I clean my StoolStep?
Simply clean your StoolStep with your favorite cleaner and a soft rag.